Dustin Johnson’s win at the Travelers Championship in late June certainly further cemented his status as one of the game’s elite players, and also placed him closer to the category of one of the game’s all-time greats. Johnson now has 21 PGA Tour wins with one major championship, a feat only 32 golfers in the history of the game have achieved. Johnson’s game took off several years ago when he did two things: He started hitting a reliable fade shot off the tee, all the better to put his 300-yard drives into play, and he worked tirelessly with a TrackMan launch monitor on his wedge game, making him one of the best from under 125 yards. When Johnson is on, there are few that can give him a challenge. Perhaps only Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are in his league when talking about players who are playing their best. The only knock on Johnson is the fact that he has not won more than one major, the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont. Many observers think he should have had a few more by this time, as McIlroy, Koepka and Jordan Spieth have all won multiple major titles. Although Johnson is no longer a spring chicken at the age of 36, he is still young enough to have many more legitimate opportunities to add to his total.
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