Dustin Johnson gained his 20th PGA Tour occasion on Sunday on the WGC-Mexico Championship. It was additionally the sixth WGC occasion he’s gained, placing him second to solely Tiger Woods who has 18.
Johnson gained by seven strokes over Rory McIlroy who was 5 strokes forward of the remainder of the sphere, so, you may say that DJ ran away with the win.
The win on Sunday made DJ the fifth participant within the final 50 years to succeed in 20 wins earlier than the age of 35. He joined Tiger, Tom Watson, Phil, and Johnny Miller.
That’s spectacular firm contemplating the opposite guys have gained no less than 2 majors every of their careers and DJ nonetheless solely has the one U.S. Open Championship to his identify. It’s exhausting to think about that Johnson gained’t win no less than two extra majors in his profession. Johnson has no less than one win in all 12 years he’s been on the PGA Tour, the longest energetic streak.
“Twenty is good. I positively wished to get to that 20 quantity,” he mentioned. “I’d’ve appreciated to have accomplished it just a little bit faster, however I’m happy with the place I’m at.
“I’m positively very happy with myself for that. It’s a giant accomplishment. It’s powerful sufficient to get one win out right here. To win yearly I’ve been on tour is…one thing I work exhausting on and I need to do.”
Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at present have the longest streak of successful yearly on the PGA Tour at 17. Johnson isn’t stopping anytime quickly although.
“I need to maintain it going so long as I can.”
Nonetheless, if we’re going to say DJ in the identical class as Tiger, we should point out that Tiger had 20 wins earlier than the age of 25, he did it at 24, and Jack had 20 earlier than the age of 26. Additionally, Tiger had 71 wins earlier than the age of 35 and Jack had 54 earlier than turning 35 in 1975.
DJ nonetheless has some work to do, nevertheless it’s fairly clear that when he’s on he’s powerful to beat.
He’s now listed as the favourite to win the Masters at 10/1 forward of Justin Rose at 12/1 and Rory McIlroy and Tiger at 12/1.
Johnson ranks fifth on the all-time profession PGA Tour earnings record with $58,544,641 behind Tiger ($115,846,945), Phil ($90,243,604), Vijay Singh ($70,971,328), and Jim Furyk ($68,798,529).