Dustin Johnson was born on December 1, 1984, in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the son of Doug and Diane Johnson. He currently resides in Jupiter, Florida, where he owns a $14 million home with his wife Paulina. Dustin Johnson has a current estimated net worth over $100 million, due to his highly successful career as a professional golfer.
He has won over $75 million on the PGA Tour, and $36 million on the LIV Golf Tour. Not to mention his many lucrative sponsorship contracts with brands like Adidas, Hublot, RBC, Body Armor, and more.
Dustin is married to Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, and they have two children together. Dustin Johnson is quite private and does not like to discuss his personal life with the media. Johnson’s brother Austin is currently his caddie and helped him win the 2020 Masters along with the several wins on the LIV Golf Tour in 2022.
Career & Earnings
Dustin attended Coastal Carolina University, where he was a member of the golf team. He was a three-time All-American, and played on the winning 2007 Palmer Cup and Walker Cup teams. Shortly after, he turned pro in 2007 and won his first PGA Tour event in 2008 at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM. Dustin is a power player who hits the ball a long way. In 2017, he became the number-one ranked player in the world. He has since won 24 PGA Tour titles, including two major championships, with the most recent being the 2020 Masters.
Dustin Johnson is one of the most consistent players to ever play on the PGA Tour, winning at least one tournament in 14 consecutive seasons. This allowed for him to bring in an astonishing total of $75 million in on-course earnings on the PGA Tour alone, with his most successful year coming in the 2015-2016 season, where he won 3 times and earned a total of $9.4 million.
In 2022 Dustin Johnson announced that he would be playing for the Saudi-backed golf tour known as the “LIV Tour. He reportedly signed a four-year contract that would pay him $125 million. On top of hits massive contract with LIV Golf which likely won’t see him play on the PGA Tour again, Dustin won $35.6 million in his first year on the tour, which included an $18 million bonus for winning the team event.
To put this in perspective, Rory Mcilroy‘s best year on the PGA Tour (2022), he earned $28 million which included an $18 million FedEx Cup bonus. Tiger Wood’s best earning year on the PGA Tour was only $22.8 million, $13 million shy of Dustin Johnson’s mammoth year on LIV Tour.
|Full name||Dustin Hunter Johnson|
|Born||June 22, 1984 (age 38)|
Columbia, South Carolina
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 14 st)|
|Sporting nationality||United States|
|Spouse||Paulina Gretzky (m. 2022)|
|College||Coastal Carolina University|
|Current tour(s)||LIV Golf|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Highest ranking||1 (February 19, 2017)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||Won: 2020|
|PGA Championship||2nd/T2: 2019, 2020|
|U.S. Open||Won: 2016|
|The Open Championship||T2: 2011|