Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Dustin Hunter Johnson



Birth Date

June 22, 1984


35 years

Zodiac Sign



Columbia, South Carolina, United States


Coastal Carolina University



Dustin Johnson family members

Father's Name

Scott Johnson

Mother's Name

Kandee Johnson

Siblings names

Austin Johnson (younger brother), Laurie Johnson (younger sister)

Is Dustin Johnson a gay/bisexual?


What is Dustin Johnson marital status?


Who is Dustin Johnson wife?

Paulina Gretzky (fiancée; baby mother)

How many children does he have?

2 (sons Tatum and River)

Dustin Johnson wife

Paulina Gretzky (fiancée since 2013)

Dustin Johnson wife Paulina Gretzky

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Date of birth: December 19, 1988

Since January 2013 Dustin has been in a long-term relationship with an actress and model Paulina Gretzky. They got engaged in August that every year, but as of 2019, they didn’t dare to tie a knot officially. But that didn’t prevent them from parenting two cute sons.

Dustin Johnson kids

Tatum Johnson (son with Paulina Gretzky)

Tatum Johnson

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Date of birth: January 20, 2015

Dustin and Paulina welcomed the cute baby, the first child for both, in early 2015. The boy Tatum has become the best gift not just for his parents, but also for his grandparents. Thus, Paulina has shared through Instagram the tape, where little Tatum plays with his paternal grandfather Wayne Gretzky, the former hockey star. 

Tatum has already started attending pre-school lessons. After classes, he plays in the big yard of his parents’ mansion. He swims in the pool and has fun with their dog. 

River Johnson (son with Paulina Gretzky)

Date of birth: June 14, 2017

The little boy River is the youngest edition to the Johnson’s family. He is just as cute and fair-haired as his older brother. Little River is the beloved pampered boy in Paulina and Dustin’s family.

Who are Dustin Johnson parents?

Scott Johnson (father)

Scott Johnson

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The story of the star athlete Dustin Johnson is closely connected with his father, Mr. Scott Johnson, his inspiration and his first coach.

Scott entered this world in Columbia, SC and attended South Carolina’s Chapin High School. During his school years he played college football and dreamed to become a pro player, but once he damaged his hand, while he was opening a case of wine at his work (he served at a liquor store). The trauma, caused by the piece of glass, turned to be quite serious and demanded several operations. He had to quit all his dreams about football. At the age of 20, Scott fell in love with another game. 

As Scoot used to tell in his interview, he didn’t fall in love with golf immediately. On the contrary, it took him a lot of time to understand this game and to become interested in it. As a result, he turned into a pro – he worked at the Mid Carolina Club. His son Dustin was just 6 years old when he introduced the boy to this game and noticed his talent.

Except for Dustin, Scott had two younger children with his ex-wife Kandee. After many years of family life, Scott and his wife divorced. They didn’t talk to one another for years after that. His son Dustin and daughter Laurie decided to stay with him, while their brother Austin moved to his mother’s house. 

Kandee Johnson (mother)

Kandee Johnson mother Dustin Johnson

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Kandee is not a public person, but she has given several interviews, where she denied the fact that her divorce from Dustin’s father was “dirty”. On the contrary, she told, that their separation was “like any other”, and they put lots of efforts to remain, friends, maintaining the interests of their kids. 

According to her words, her sons and a daughter shared their time between their mother’s and father’s homes. 

 Her maiden name is Kandee Whisnant. She is a daughter of a basketball player Art Whisnant, who put lots of effort to develop athletic skills of his grandsons, Austin and Dustin. Kandee is the oldest of three sisters in her parents’ family. At first, she earned her living as a business lady. She maintained a sports shop with her then-husband, Scott Johnson. 

As of now, she is so proud of her talented son Dustin. 

Dustin Johnson siblings

Austin Johnson (younger brother)

Austin Johnson

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Austin is Dustin’s younger brother. They both were very athletic in their teens. Austin liked golf, too, but started to practice basketball, coached by his maternal grandfather Art. He is a professional basketball player as of now. Austin is married. He is the father of two sons.

Laurie Johnson (younger sister)

Laurie Johnson sister Dustin Johnson

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Dustin has a younger sister Laurie. She lives in her hometown – Columbia, NC. She graduated from Dutch Fork High. Laurie is single as of now. She is a mother of two sons. 


There are a lot of famous golfers, which were born and raised in USA. Dustin Johnson is one of them. He is sitting on the top floor of the sports industry. During 64 weeks he was ranked as the best golfer in the world (according to the Official World Golf Ranking).

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina in the early 1980s. Initially coached by his father, he quickly turned in an amateur golf player. Dustin had a great passion for golf during his school years. After graduation from school, he entered Coastal Carolina University. He continued to participate in amateur golf tournaments during his years there and won many of them, including the prestigious Monroe Invitational Championship and the Northeast Amateur Tour.

He turned into a professional player in 2007. And 2008 he became the participant of the PGA tour. He got the victory just in the first PGA event – “the Turning Stone Resort Championship”. That was Dustin’s first title, but not the last one. 

Since 2007 his career was moving at the speed of sound. He got one prestigious victory after another, and his salary was increasing from year to year. His super-successful season was in 2011, when he occupied the second position in the 2011 Open Championship, standing behind than-champion Darren Clarke. But the next years were not so lucky for him; he got the back injury and didn’t feel good enough to participate in tournaments. In 2014 he wasn’t allowed to participate in the PGA Tour because of “personal problems”, which were connected with his tests for cocaine, which turned to be positive. But after that hard period in his life, Dustin managed to pick himself up. In 2017 he defeated his rival Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke at the WGC-Mexico Championship. That very year he occupied the leading position in the Official World Golf Ranking.

As of now, he is ranked as one of the best golf players in the world and the responsible family man.

Interesting and fun facts

  1. His fiancée Paulina is a daughter of a famous hockey player Wayne Gretzky. They say it was Wayne, who didn’t allow the couple to get married in 2014 because of Dustin’s problems with positive cocaine testing.
  2. He was a troubled teenager, and once was even involved in the burglary. One of the things, which Dustin stole from someone’s house in the company of his friends, was a firearm. Later it was accidentally used by one of his friends, and thus the truth about the house robbery was discovered.
  3. His net worth is close to $24 million.
  4. His height 6 ft 4 in is and his weight is 189 lbs.
  5. Several times he was rumored to cheat the mother of his kids. In 2018 paparazzi caught him, while he was having dinner with an unknown woman. In 2014 he was photographed, taking a hand of Alli MacKenzie, the wife of his colleague Will MacKenzie, with whom she was in a divorce proces
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