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.