Tag Archives: Dustin Johnson

Mar
8
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson posted a final-round three-under 69, nine-under total, to overcome a five-shot deficit entering the final round to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by a stroke over J.B. Holmes.

Johnson, one of the biggest hitters on the PGA Tour, used his power, fine ballstriking and a hot putter (on the back nine) to tame the Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral for his ninth-career victory on Tour, which vaults him to no. 7 in the world rankings. This is arguably the most significant win in the 30 year old’s career for a variety of reasons.

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Mar
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Believe it or not — Dustin Johnson and J.B. Holmes both aced the par-3 no. 4 at Trump National Doral during a span of about 20 minutes in the third round of the Cadillac Championship.

Yep, you heard that correctly. Johnson and Holmes made unlikely hole-in-ones on the difficult fourth hole, which was playing 207 yards on Saturday with the pin on the right side of the green that is guarded by an intimidating water hazard. The duo of bombers also used the same club, a 7-iron.

Watch and be amazed, my friends…

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Feb
26
2015

Rory McIlroy’s 2015 debut on U.S. soil wasn’t exactly what anyone expected from the no. 1 player in the world. Battling extremely tough conditions and swirling winds at the already difficult PGA National, McIlroy posted a three-over 73 (eight shots off the lead) in the opening round of the Honda Classic.

Believe it or not — it was actually a pretty good score all things considered. McIlroy showed some fight at the end of his round, finishing with back-to-back birdies on the last two holes. But, it still wasn’t up to par, so to speak, for him.

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Feb
22
2015

James Hahn’s story is straight out of Hollywood. Just a little less than a decade ago, Hahn was selling shoes at Nordstrom’s. Now, he’s a PGA Tour winner, after beating two stars — or at least two more well-known players — Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey in a playoff on the third extra hole at Riviera.

Hahn remembered a subtlety in the break of a 25-foot putt on the par-3 no. 14 and he drained it for birdie. He shook his fist in the air several times, but Johnson, who had hit it closer, still had yet to give his attempt a go. Hahn couldn’t watch when Johnson stepped up to the putt. However, after Johnson missed, Hahn had snagged his maiden PGA Tour victory at the Northern Trust Open.

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Nov
2
2014
Dustin Johnson sues

Dustin Johnson conned by his attorneys

Dustin Johnson filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia last week against the firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider, which formerly represented the golfer. Johnson is allegedly the victim of a theft and extortion scheme carried out by the firm’s former managing partner Nathan Hardwick, the firm’s current managing partner Mark Wittstadt, and Gerard (Rod) Wittstadt, who are the named defendants in the complaint.

The suit claims that Hardwick, who “played a particularly unique and significant role of trust and confidence, serving as one of Mr. Johnson’s primary advisors on all matters relating to his career as a professional golfer, as well as an officer in Mr. Johnson’s professional corporation,” and the Wittstadts used their positions to steal $3 million from him — while claiming they’d pay him back $4 million for his “investment.” Then, when the first two payments were missed in September and October and Johnson created a stir about getting paid, the defendants threatened to expose confidential information they learned in the course of representing and advising him.

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Aug
6
2014

 

According to Tim Rosaforte of the Golf Channel, Dustin Johnson has been spending time playing golf and caddying for his fiance Paulina Gretzky in Northern Idaho. This report comes on the heels of Johnson’s ‘leave of absence’ from the PGA TOUR, which is under intense scrutiny by close observers of the golf world.

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Jul
31
2014
Johnson searching for inner peace?

Johnson searching for inner peace?

Dustin Johnson announced on Thursday that he will take time away from golf to seek help for “personal challenges.” While we don’t know what these are specifically, we do know Johnson will miss the PGA Championship and the FedExCup PLAYOFFS, along with the Ryder Cup, where he was fifth in the points standings — which might prove costly for the U.S. team.

Johnson, who abruptly withdrew from the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this week, is arguably America’s most consistent player this season. Here’s the statement released through his management company: 

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Jul
29
2014

As always, some of you asked where you could watch my work for the Open Championship. The only real answer to that is if you live in Asia, I’m on the preview (or post-round) show on Fox Sports, and I also make regular appearances on Fox Sports Central. Since I know most of my reader base is North America and UK-based, you obviously can’t watch.

I’ve picked several features and interviews from the week at Royal Liverpool covering the Open — which was, as always, a complete blast. First, let’s check out the local area…

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