For all the things Dustin Johnson is – the DJ stroll, the bent wrist at the top of his swing, Paulina’s guy – there’s one thing he isn’t.
When Johnson won the Travelers Championship Sunday, admittedly sputtering to the finish, it was his 21st PGA Tour victory and it gave him a victory in every Tour season since 2008 (though he did not win in the calendar year of 2014).
He’s as familiar and enduring as a birthmark, but most of the love in today’s game goes to Tiger or Phil or Rory. For a time, it was Jason Day. Then it was Jordan Spieth, then Brooks Koepka and, more recently, Bryson DeChambeau who sucked up the attention.
Meanwhile, DJ just rolls along.
Hale Irwin, Greg Norman, Doug Sanders, Ben Crenshaw, Ernie Els, Tom Kite … none of them won as often on the PGA Tour as Johnson has.
One week after he fell out of the top five in the world rankings for the first time since his 2016 U.S. Open victory, Johnson snapped a 16-month winless period and jumped back to No. 3 in the world. The reality is he played...
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