Who is Dustin Johnson and what is his net worth 2018? Dustin Johnson is the current World No.1 in the Pro-golf circuit. He is the longest driver on the PGA tour. Born Dustin Hunter Johnson, Dustin is a Professional US golfer who plays on the PGA tour. His nickname is DJ.
He was born on June 22, 1984, to Steve and Kandy Johnson in Columbia, South Carolina. He has two siblings Austin Johnson and Laurie Johnson. He played golf for his Coastal Carolina University. He majored in Sports Management.
Dustin lives in Palm Beach, Florida. He is engaged to Paulina Gretzky, daughter of legendary Ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky. He has two children – Tatum Gretzky Johnson and River Jones Johnson.
Johnson started playing Golf as an Amateur at first. He won two tournaments – North East Amateur and Monroe Invitational. He was also on the winning teams that held the Walker cup and Palmer cup in 2007.
In 2007, Johnson turned pro and started his career with a 14th ranking on the 2008 PGA Tour. He won Turning Stone Resort Championship in October 2008, his first tournament win after turning pro. Dustin Johnson has been ranked among the top players every year between 2008 and 2015. He won five more tournaments on the PGA tour.
In 2014, he tested positive the third time for cocaine. He took a break from pro-Golf for six months to sort out personal issues. As a result, his ratings dropped to 7th position. He rejoined PGA tour in 2015 playing the US Open, which was ultimately won by Zach Johnson.
Johnson came out stronger winning the US open on 19th July 2016. He also won the BMW Championship in the same year. He .was the highest money-earner by the end of the year and won three awards – Vardon Trophy, Byron Nelson Trophy and Arnold Palmer Award He was the PGA Tour player of the year and the PGA Player of the year in 2016. Johnson has played more than 220 events thus far.
The Genesis Open win in February made him the number one in the World Golf Ranking. Justin’s total professional wins are 17.
Some records in Dustin Johnson’s career
• He holds the record along with Tiger woods for at least one win in the each of the seven seasons since college.
• Johnson, Jack Nicklaus and woods are the only three golfers to win a title in their first 10 seasons on the PGA tour
The following are some awards and achievements of Dustin Johnson:
World no.1 Pro-golf rating – February 2017
Vardon Trophy – 2016
Byron Nelson Award – 2016
Arnold Palmer Award
Ranking on Forbes list – 48
Coastal Carolina University – Hall of fame.
Net Worth of Dustin Johnson
The net worth of Dustin Johnson is $24 million. He earns his remuneration from his career as professional Golfer and from the various brands he endorses.
Dustin endorses Adidas, Hublot, TaylorMade, New Era, NetJets and BodyArmor. Dustin regularly makes changes in his Golf bag. At present, his bag contains Taylormade M2 driver, which is at 10.5 degrees.