There’s a lot some-more to Dustin Johnson’s diversion than power. Sure, a recently backed World No. 1 can blast a ball, as evidenced by his 489-yard tee shot during a WGC-Dell Match Play and a 430-yarder that buzzed a flagstick during a Sentry Tournament of Champions, both this year.
But stretch isn’t everything. Johnson excels in many areas, all of that outcome in that No. 1 ranking he recently reclaimed from Justin Thomas. Here is a sampling of a skills in that Johnson excels – some expected, some not so much.
10. Driving power
Sure, DJ’s length isn’t his usually skill, though it is flattering commanding. His 430-yard tee shot in Hawaii ranks as a longest expostulate of a year on a PGA Tour usually since his 489-yard blast during a Match Play doesn’t count – a Tour doesn’t embody shots from non-stroke play formats. The 489-yarder is unofficially a longest tee shot ever struck on a PGA Tour, 13 yards longer than a central record by Davis Love III from 2003. Johnson ranks 10th in normal pushing stretch this year during 310.8 yards usually since he hits so many 3-woods and manacles off a tee. His normal clubhead speed ranks fifth on Tour during 121.89 mph.