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.
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
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.
Dustin Johnson might have won his 7th PGA Tour title, but that is nothing when it come to who he is dating. The 28 year old professional golf player is envied by most men nowadays as he scored with Canada’s most eligible bachelorette – Paulina, the daughter of Wayne Gretzky.
According to reports, the twenty four year old Paulina Gretzky was seen in Hawaii previous week spending time with Dustin, who was there to play in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Read more »
Jamie Donaldson, the Welsh golf player, is all set to fulfill his dream with US Masters at Augusta in April. He ended the European Tour 2012 on a high in Dubai. The thirty seven year old Welshman hit a final round sixty nine to end on fourteen under and a tie for 9th position in the cash rich DP World Tour Championship that held in United Arab Emirates.
With this finish, Jamie Donaldson ended the season with £ 926885 at the 19th position, which is also his career high finish. More importantly, Donaldson is set for another good news i.e. his dream of playing in the US Masters 2013 has become a reality. During the 2012 season it was his target to play in the US Masters in the year 2013.
The Welsh golfer still needs to be within the top fifty positions by the end of this year to make his very first visit to Georgia. He has already secured a position at Open in Muirfield by ending within top thirty in money list.
Earlier Jamie Donaldson abandoned all his programs to attempt for a PGA Tour card so that he could concentrate on to secure his spot in the top fifty in Dubai. He told that that was one his goals this year. When he was a kid, he has dreams of playing in Augusta Masters. He told that he would love to achieve that; therefore, there is a lot to play for.
Golf player Adam Scott thinks that a final round – sixty five will help to get his 2nd Australian Open title. In fact, the tournament drawcard has really helped himself to complete this achievement. With 2 birdies straight-up, he started the game with a whole lot of promise, but again he was forced to touch his feet on the ground after he failed to read the course.
After the lunch session, the wind gathered force and Adam fought hard to register a respectable seventy one which kept him in the title mix at 2 – under; but still, the world number seven was not satisfied with his putting, mainly missing 3 – eagle chances on the back line.
Adam Scott told that he has not read any of his putts this week and that dented his belief in the way the greens are playing. It was almost the same as the 1st two rounds. There were some mistakes and also some good stuffs. Since he has not got his eye on the greens, he was finding it hard to register a good score.
After a good beginning, Adam struck his 1st hurdle on the 3rd hole when he was caught on the edge of a slope. Adam went for a chip sot instead of a broomstick putter, but fluffed the effort and he was quite lucky to make a bogey.
Scott told that it was one if those tough ones with a huge slope either side. He thought that if he hit a good ship shot, it would spin back down the hill.