David Riddle Golf Video Rating: 5 / 5
David Riddle Golf Video Rating: 5 / 5
Dustin Johnson is a professional golfer from the United States of America, who is currently a member of the US PGA Tour. Johnson is arguably one of the longest drivers in the golfing circuit at the moment and has finished third in the distance statistics for driving distance for three straight years between 2009 and 2011. He has also ranked inside the top five for driving distances covered in all his five years as a member of the US PGA Tour.
Born in the city of Columbia in South Carolina, Johnson joined the Coastal Carolina University where he played collegiate golf. He won the Northeast Amateur as well as the Monroe Invitational tournaments as an amateur golfer, with both wins coming in 2007. He was also a part of the United States teams for both the Walker Cup and the Palmer Cup that same year as well. Dustin Johnson is also the first player on the US PGA Tour since Tiger Woods to have won at least one title in each of his first six seasons as a professional since coming out of the collegiate golf circuit.
Having turned professional in 2007, Johnson managed to earn his membership on the US PGA Tour when he finished tied 14th in the qualifying school in 2008. His first win on the US PGA Tour came at the end of his first season on the US PGA Tour when he won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in October 2008.
Although he is yet to win a Major championship in his first five seasons on the US PGA Tour, Dustin Johnson has won seven titles on the US PGA Tour as well as two other titles on other Tours as well, which can be considered as quite a success considering his age and his rookie status.
David Riddle Golf Video Rating: 4 / 5
After getting off to a blistering start at the beginning of the season with a win at Kapalua, Dustin Johnson has been struggling to find his form since then, stuttering in almost every tournament he has entered in since then. And in an effort to find the touch that won him the title at the start of the season, Johnson has signed up for the Honda Classic that will tee off next week, just a few hours before the deadline for entering a player’s name was up, also bolstering the strong field of the event.
Four of the top six ranked golfers in the world in the latest golf rankings will tee off next week at PGA National including the world number one Rory McIlroy and the former world number one Tiger Woods. Dustin Johnson, who is ranked at 18th in the latest golf rankings in the world, becomes the seventh player within the top 20 to commit to play at the Honda Classic, which has seen a loss in star quality over the last few years, having been forced to live in the shadow of Doral and Bay Hill.
The American won his first start of the year at Maui but his performance has been extremely erratic since then. Of the four stroke play starts he got since then, Dustin Johnson failed to make the cut in two of those, withdrew from the Sony Open and finally, a T-51 finish at Torrey Pines.
Just last week, Johnson was knocked out of the World Golf Championship Accenture Match Play Championship in the very first round with a score of 6 and 4 at Dove Mountain, in a match where he failed to even win a single hole. But he will hope for a fresh start with a strong performance next week
David Riddle Golf Video Rating: 3 / 5
Paul McGinley, the captain of the European team in the Ryder Cup believes the world’s top ranked golfer Rory McIlroy will have to sit out of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil unless somebody in a position of power tells him that he would be better off playing for Team Great Britain or even the Republic of Ireland. The youngster recently raised the possibility of staying home in order to find a way out of his dilemma, something that has come to a head when he accepted that he felt more British than Irish.
As a citizen of Northern Ireland, the 23 year old is free to represent either the Republic of Ireland or Team Great Britain and in the minds of most, there couldn’t have been a more poisoned a chalice. Such was the furor among Northern Irish citizens in the days following the comments that Rory McIlroy came out stating that he was having second thoughts about his allegiances. In an interview with BBC in Northern Ireland, he stated that he might just decide to stay at home.
And according to McGinley, unless something is done very quickly, the chances of seeing the world number one in the Olympic Games of 2016 at Rio de Janeiro will become very slim. And he went on to state that if he doesn’t get to play in the Olympic Games, it would be really shameful, not only for the sport but the Olympic Games as a whole.
He also added that he is one person who believes that politics and sport should be intermixed and people can see Rory McIlroy is having a real problem there. He also agreed with Graeme McDowell, who stated that someone from the International Olympic Commission should come and make a decision for him.