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Player Profile – Dustin Johnson

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This is the player profile of American professional golfer Dustin Johnson

Player Profile – Dustin Johnson

 Player Profile – Dustin JohnsonBasic Details about Dustin Johnson

Full Name: Dustin Hunter Johnson

Date of Birth: 22nd June 1984

Place of Birth: Columbia, South Carolina

Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)

Current Residence: Jupiter, Florida

Nationality: United States of America

Professional Details about Dustin Johnson

Turned Pro: in 2007

Tours Play in PGA Tour

Best Performance by Dustin Johnson in Golf Majors

The Maters: T13 – 2013

US Open: T4 – 2014

The Open Championship: T2 – 2011

PGA Championship: T5 – 2010

Early and Personal Life of Dustin Johnson

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Dustin Johnson took up golf at a very young age and played collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University. He won the Monroe Invitational and Northeast Amateur in 2007 as an amateur golfer. He also participated in the Walker Cup and the Palmer Cup teams in the same year. In recent times Dustin Johnson is in the news for his heroics outside the golf course and not the inside of it. He has been often blamed to be not so serious about his golf these days and that wasting the talent he has. His pull out of the Bridgestone Invitational in 2014 was blamed for his love affair with Paulina Gretzky as he was found caddying her instead of playing in a PGA event.

Professional Career of Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson decided to turn pro in 2007 and earned his PGA card within a year of it by finishing T14 in the 2007 Qualifying School. By the end of the season in 2008, as a rookie, Dustin Johnson won his first-ever PGA Tournament, the Turning Stone Resort Championship. Surprisingly in 2009, Dustin Johnson decided to take a rest to seek professional help for some of the personal challenges he was facing.

Back to the golf course in 2010, Dustin Johnson won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title. But after a good start in the US Open the same year, Dustin Johnson finished with 82 which was quite a disappointing finish for him. But later he won the FedEx Cup playoff and the BMW Championship to finish at No. 4 in the PGA Rankings.

Since then Dustin Johnson has been regarded as one of the most talented golfers at par with Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson and Rory McIlroy but somehow his personal problems seems to be the hurdle for having a consistent and successful career.

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