Monday, October 6

Dustin Johnson Is Not a Household ‘J’

Dustin Johnson

CALL ME DERELICT in my Armchair duties, but I didn’t watch the Turning Stone Resort Championship. OK, I saw a few highlights and a tiny bit of Golf Channel replay coverage. That’s it.

I did know that Jeff Overton was leading after two rounds. I was rooting for Overton –- from a distance. But Dustin Johnson? I admit that I’d never heard of him.

Most of the other 10 “J’s” on the PGA Tour –- Fredrik Jacobson, Lee Janzen, Brandt Jobe, Richard Johnson (there are two Richard Johnsons, by the way), Zach Johnson and Steve Jones –- are players I know of.

If you go to the personal page of Dustin Johnson at, you’ll see a headshot photo and a lot of white space. Zilch, in other words. Who is this guy?

Answer: The winner of the Turning Stone Resort Championship. No. 41 on the money list. A long hitter.

Dustin will be hanging on to that tour card, thank you very much.

−The Armchair Golfer


Anonymous said...

Probably the best story at Turning Stone was Davis Love moving up 24 places to 131 on the money list. His third place was the best of the year. His previous best was nineteenth at the British Open.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a rookie win a cool million for 4 days work. What a life changing event at 24 yrs. old.

The Armchair Golfer said...

First PGA Tour win at 24 is definitely sweet.