Dustin Johnson is a veteran on the PGA Tour and it is hard to believe he has been a professional since 2007. Johnson gained his first ever PGA Tour card at the end of 2007 and joined the tour right away.
It didn’t take Johnson long to win his first event once he gained his PGA Tour card. Johnson won the Turning Stone Resort Championship in October 2008 winning by one stroke over Robert Allenby. Johnson would go on to win at least one tournament in his first six PGA Tour seasons. Despite his tournament successes, he was unable to finish with a golf major title in that time period.
In his first seven PGA seasons, Johnson’s best major finish was second. He achieved the runners-up spot at the 2011 Open Championship. Johnson’s first major win finally came at the 2016 U.S. Open. His three stroke win finally gave him a major victory and a feeling of success that had eluded him for years. Johnson has continued to win on the PGA Tour, but a second major has eluded him.
Despite missing out on a second major post-2016, Johnson is one of the leaders in money on the PGA Tour. The golfer is in the top five of PGA Tour money winners with over $52,000,000.
In 2018, Johnson became just the third PGA golfer in the last three decades to reach 17 tournament wins. The feat equaled Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Johnson has now won a PGA event in each of the last four golf seasons. The 2014 golf season was the only one in which Johnson failed to win an event.
Johnson isn’t just famous on the golf course, but he has earned some fame of it. Johnson’s spouse is singer and model Paulina Gretzky. She is the daughter of famed NHL ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky. The pair have two children and they will have world-class athlete genes.