18 Things You Didn’t Know About Dustin Johnson

Here are some interesting facts about Dustin Johnson

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18 Things You Didn't Know About Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson (opens in new tab) is one of the most successful golfers of his generation thanks to multiple victories around the world. Here we take a look at 18 things you may not know about the American...

18 Things You Didn't Know About Dustin Johnson

1. Hunter is his middle name. 

2. After Tiger Woods and Greg Norman, he has held the World No.1 position for the third-longest spell in history.

3. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina and now lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

4. He has won a PGA Tour event in each of his first 13 seasons, Jack Nicklaus has the record at 17.

Dustin Johnson Paulina Gretzky

5. He is engaged to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of Canadian Ice Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. 

6. He and Paulina have two children, Tatum Gretzky Johnson and River Jones Johnson

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7. He has his own foundation which was launched in 2010. It helps youngsters, mainly with youth and college golf programmes

8. He started the Dustin Johnson Golf School at TPC Myrtle Beach in South Carolina

9. He enjoys basketball. His younger brother Austin used to play for the Charleston Southern University team

10. His brother Austin has been his caddie since late 2013

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DJ and Koepka regularly train in the gym together (Getty Images)

11. He and Brooks Koepka (opens in new tab) train together in the gym with coach Joey Diovisalvi in Jupiter, Florida

12. He has two dogs, a goldendoodle named Daisy and labradoodle called Charlie

13. He dad is a former club pro and took him to the range for the first time aged 6

14. Despite having a pro as a dad, DJ is largely self-taught and learnt to play from watching other golfers on the driving range

15. He loves suits - he told Golf Digest that he owns 30 Prada and Dolce and Gabbana suits

16. As of June 2021 he sits 3rd on the PGA Tour Career Money list with around $73m, behind only Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

17. He has had 24 wins on the PGA Tour including two Majors.

18. He has made 13 holes-in-one

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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x