Dustin Johnson is an American professional golfer with a net worth of $50 million. He plays on the PGA Tour and is a two-time major champion, having won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club and the 2020 Masters Tournament. Tiger Woods is the only player who has won more Golf Championships than him and at present Dustin is the first golfer to win each of four Golf Championship competitions.
Dustin Johnson Net Worth
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Country||United States Of America|
|Age||37 Years Old|
|Salary||$5 Million (Per Year)|
|Net Worth in 2022||$50 Million|
|Net Worth in 2021||$45 Million|
|Net Worth in 2020||$40 Million|
|Net Worth in 2019||$33 Million|
|Net Worth in 2018||$30 Million|
In tournaments, Dustin Johnson has accumulated a prize pool of more than $70 million. After winning $15 million in the 2020 FedEx Cup championship, he is the third-highest-earning golfer of all time, behind Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. However, because FedEx Cup money is not recorded as PGA Tour earnings, Dustin is now the fifth highest-paid golfer in history, thanks to the elimination of the $15 million prize pool from the FedEx Cup.
Dustin Hunter Johnson was born in Columbia, South Carolina on June 22, 1984. His parents were Scott and Kandee Johnson. Dustin’s father was a club golf pro when he was a kid, but he learned golf on his own. Dustin lived with his father and only saw his mother on a few occasions after his parents divorced in the 1990s.
Dustin began his golf career at Coastal Carolina University, where he studied Sports Management and played collegiate golf. He won the Monroe Invitational and the Northeast Amateur as an amateur in 2007 and was a member of the Walker Cup and Palmer Cup-winning teams that year.
Dustin became professional at the age of 23 in 2007, and by 2008, he had won his PGA Tour card by winning the Turning Stone Resort Championship and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
In the 2009 season, he was the 15th highest-paid golfer on the PGA Tour. Dustin Johnson made headlines in 2010 when he won the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am by defeating former world number one David Duval. Dustin rebounded with a win at the BMW Championship at Cog Hill after a difficult start to the 2010 season.
PGA Tour 2011
Dustin Johnson earned The Barclays on the PGA Tour in 2011, moving him to fourth position globally. He also tied for second at the 2011 Open Competition, which was his best finish in a major championship.
He declared that he will be temporarily stepping down from golf to seek help for “personal concerns.” According to other sources, he was suspended for cocaine and marijuana after failing two more tests dating back to 2009.
When Dustin Johnson resumed playing golf in 2015, he again finished in the top 15, demonstrating his potential. In 2016, he regained his place in the top 3 world rankings. After conquering the Genesis Open in 2017, Dustin Johnson was crowned the world’s number 1 golfer.
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During 2017, Johnson also took home the WGC-Mexico Championship, WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, and The Northern Trust. Dustin Johnson won both the FedEx St. Jude Classic and the RBC Canadian Open in 2018. At the Master’s Tournament, he tied for the second position and finished second at the PGA Championship.
In 2019, Dustin claimed the WGC-Mexico Championship as well as the Saudi International. He earned the Travelers Championship in 2020 with a 19-under-par score. He went on to win the Northern Trust, FedEx Cup, and Tour Championship, returning to the top of the world rankings.
Johnson claimed the Saudi International for the second time in 2021, his ninth victory on the European Tour, and went on to participate in the 2021 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, representing the United States. The US team won by a score of 19-9. He also took home the American team’s first Nicklaus-Jacklin Award.
Dustin’s sponsors provide him with a substantial sum of money. TaylorMade, Adidas, RBC, BodyArmor, Hublot, NetJets, and Perfect Practice are some of his sponsors at the moment. Johnson’s endorsement pays him around $11 million a year.
Awards and Achievements
Dustin has won 24 PGA Tournaments and 9 European Tournaments. In major championships, he won the Masters Tournament in 2020 and the U.S. Open in 2016.
He holds the record for the greatest period of time as world number one, having held the position for 64 weeks in a row. In 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021, he was back at number one, and he has spent more than 130 weeks at the top. Johnson is one of the PGA Tour’s longest drivers, leading the field in driving distance from 2008 to 2020.
Amateur wins :
- Walker Cup in 2007.
- Palmer Cup in 2007.
Professional Wins :
- Ryder Cup in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2018, and 2021.
- Presidents Cup in 2011, 2015, 2017, and 2019.
- Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge (representing PGA Tour) in 2010.
- FedEx Cup Champion in 2020.
- PGA Player of the Year in 2016.
- PGA Tour Player of the Year in 2016 and 2020.
- PGA Tour leading money winner in 2016.
- Vardon Trophy in 2016 and 2018.
- Byron Nelson Award in 2016 and 2018.
Johnson married Paulina Gretzky, a model, singer, celebrity, and daughter of the legendary NHL star, Wayne Gretzky in 2013. The couple first met in 2009 but did not begin dating until 2013. Tatum Gretzky Johnson and River Jones Johnson are their children. During Johnson’s victory in the 2020 Masters, his brother Austin served as his caddy.
Foundation and Charity
The Dustin Johnson Foundation was founded in 2010 with the objective of promoting and supporting youth and college golf programs, as well as supporting youth projects. The DJ World Junior Golf Championship will be held in 2021, with all proceeds going to the foundation to provide scholarships and equipment to deserving young people. Johnson has also participated in a number of charity golf exhibition games, the most recent of which took place in 2020 when he teamed up with Rory McIlroy to raise money for coronavirus relief.
As of 2022, Dustin Johnson has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He is the third highest-paid golfer of all time with prize money from tournaments totaling slightly over $72 million. He also earns roughly $11 million each year in sponsorship fees. He’s also founded The Dustin Johnson Foundation, which aims to help youth projects as well as promote and support youth and college golf programs.