Dustin Johnson Is Already the 5th-Richest Golfer of All Time
Dustin Johnson is just 36 years old, and he’s still one of the most dominant golfers in the world when he’s on his game. Johnson has plenty of prime years left to win more tournaments and earn more winnings, but he’s one of the highest-paid golfers in PGA Tour history.
DJ has earned over $63 million and has won 21 tournaments in his illustrious career. His golf career is far from over, but he’s already the fifth-richest golfer of all time.
Dustin Johnson’s PGA Tour career
Dustin Johnson isn’t the most consistent golfer of all time, but when he has his best stuff, he’s nearly impossible to beat. Johnson is one of the few players on the PGA Tour who will win a tournament easily if he shows up with his A-game.
Johnson has won 21 tournaments in his PGA Tour career. He has just one major championship to his name, but he’s been one of the best major competitors of the last decade.
Since his PGA Tour debut in 2008, Johnson has recorded a win in each year as a pro. His 13 consecutive years with a victory ranks fourth of all-time behind Tiger Woods (16), Arnold Palmer (17), and Jack Nicklaus (17).
At 36 years old, Johnson is ranked No. 5 in the Official World Golf Rankings.
Dustin Johnson has earned $63.9 million on the PGA Tour
With his 21 wins and numerous high finishes in majors, Johnson has earned $63,889,175 on the course in his PGA Tour career. In his 13 years on Tour, Johnson has never earned less than $1.7 million in a single year in tournament winnings.
From 2016-2018, Johnson was arguably the most dominant golfer on planet earth. In that three-year stretch, Johnson won 10 of his 21 career victories. He earned over $26 million in those three years alone.
Johnson earned $9.36 million during just the 2016-17 season. That same season, he won the U.S. Open — his only major — and earned $1.8 million from that win alone.
DJ is the fifth-richest golfer of all time and still has plenty left in the tank
Dustin Johnson isn’t done winning and earnings boat loads of money on the PGA Tour, but he’s already one of the richest golfers of all time. As of 2020, Johnson is the fifth highest-paid golfer in terms of on-course earnings in Tour history.
Tiger Woods, to the surprise of absolutely no one, leads the list with over $120 million in earnings. Phil Mickelson is right behind him with $92 million, and Jim Furyk and Vijay Singh come in next with $71 million each.
Johnson slots in at fifth with $63,889,175 in career earnings. That’s over $8 million more than the next-highest player on the list. With plenty left in the tank and his game still looking as dominant as ever, Johnson will continue to climb the list for years to come.
Will he catch Woods for the richest golfer ever? Probably not. But DJ has a realistic chance to pass Phil Mickelson on the all-time list when it’s all said and done. He has a great opportunity to pick up a big chunk with a win at the 2020 PGA Championship.
All stats courtesy of PGA Tour. All financial info courtesy of ESPN.