From Columbia, South Carolina, Dustin Johnson is the new world No. 1 in golf and continues to distance himself from previous mishaps. In 2010, Johnson led the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach for 54 holes and then shot 82 on Sunday. Later that same year at the PGA Championship he was penalized for grounding his club on the 72nd hole. He missed out on the playoff and finished in a tie for fifth.
Then in 2014, golf writer Robert Lusetich reported that Johnson had affairs with two PGA Tour wives. Later that same year he disappeared for several months in an effort to seek professional help for “personal challenges.”
The professional help is working.
In his “comeback” in 2015, Johnson won the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral in Miami. He led the PGA Tour in money in 2016 and today he’s the best golfer on the planet.
Pre-2015, no one would’ve called Johnson a cerebral player.
Tee ball high.
Hit ball hard.
Ball go far.
It could have gone the other way. His problems could have intensified in Johnny Manziel fashion, but things appear to be on track.
And similar to how we’re all anxiously waiting to see how Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi’s children will perform on the court. The Great One’s grandchildren and world’s No. 1’s children are likely to hit the golf ball pretty well.