Golf Champion Dustin Johnson on Finding Calm, Hublot Watches and Snagging the Aisle Seat
Dustin Johnson is the number one golfer in the world. In 2020, after winning the Travelers Championship, he was also the fourth player in history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons. This is an accomplishment that only Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods have achieved. The 37-year-old native of South Carolina, who now lives with his family in South Florida, is also one of the longest drivers on the track and has been ranked annually since 2008. His swing has 24 wins on the PGA to date. retracted tour and two majors who pocketed more than $ 71 million in prize money. It has also caught the attention of brands like Adidas and Hublot, both of whom signed it as longtime ambassadors. After undergoing surgery to repair cartilage damage earlier this year, Johnson had some extra free time during his recovery to pursue his other passions. He's even working on mastering a new game, far from the green.
What have you been doing for the first time lately?
I haven't done it yet, but I will be fishing in my first marlin fishing tournament in the Bahamas.
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What, apart from more time, would change your life the most?
I'm pretty happy with my life, but of course I win more golf tournaments and maybe have another child.
What do you wear most often in your closet?
My training equipment. I wear this almost every day all day. Right now I'm at Grove XXIII and I can play here in my t-shirt and training shorts.
What do you long for the most at the end of the day?
Netflix. Unfortunately, I had a lot of time on the couch last year. Yellowstone is one of my favorite series. I also just started looking at StartUp, which was pretty interesting.
Dustin Johnson photographed at Grove XXIII Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida. - Photo credit: Saul Martinez
How do you find peace
Take my boat out and spend time with my children and Paulina [Gretzky]. I like to go fishing and diving. I have 41 Bahamas and 76 Viking Sportfish.
Who is your guru
Wayne Gretzky [Johnson's father-in-law].
What was the last thing you added to your collection?
I just got a new green Hublot golf watch. It's cool and really easy. Not me
What is your exercise program and how often do you do it?
I train every day, everything from Olympic lifting exercises to a lot of golf-related stuff. I still do a lot of rehab work. I usually spend an hour and a half in the gym. I ride my bike for half an hour and then I train.
A yardage accountant from the 2020 Masters that Johnson won. - Photo credit: Saul Martinez
If you could learn a new skill, what would it be?
I would like to be able to play the guitar. I've always been kind of attracted to it, but I'm terrible.
Where do you get your clothes from?
I like jeans from J Brand, Hudson, and Citizens of Humanity. Most of my suits, shirts, and shoes are from Prada. There I get all of my clothes. I also like sneakers. I have a couple of hundred from Adidas. I've partnered with them for 14 years so I have quite a collection.
What's your favorite seat on the plane?
Corridor. I usually sit first on the right at NetJets.
What are your regulars in London, New York or LA?
Whenever we're in LA we always go to Nobu in Malibu or La Scala in Beverly Hills. At home [in South Florida] we go to 1000 North. It's open to the public, but there is a members-only area upstairs. It's on the water and we go there often.
Do you wear a watch How many do you own?
I wear the Hublot Spirit of Big Bang. I own 15 Hublot watches. The big bang is my goal. I also have a few more in the store that I need to pick up. I have a few other clocks, but I put them aside for my kids.
Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf (left) and Hublot Big Bang Unico Golf Green Carbon (right). - Photo credit: Saul Martinez
When was the last time you were completely unplugged?
When I was in Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas.
What's your favorite hotel?
The Bellagio in Vegas.
Who do you admire most and why?
In terms of golf, I was always a big fan of Davis Love and Fred Couples as a kid. Michael Jordan is my favorite basketball player. And Wayne [Gretzky] is obviously one of my idols and I'm happy that I can spend a lot of time with him now. We play golf together and he's pretty decent. He has a handicap of 10. He could be a lot better if he wanted to, but he just loves to play.
What always belongs in hand luggage?
Additional chargers and cables; Allergy medicine, a Z-pack, B12 and vitamin C; my watches; a Theragun massager and a red light device to help with inflammation. Four or five Maui Jim sunglasses. I always have sweatpants, a hoodie and a t-shirt with me because I lost my luggage a couple of times. I still do it even though I fly privately.
Which car are you most attached to?
My Range Rover.
Johnson's Range Rover SV 2017 Autobiography - Photo Credit: Saul Martinez
Wine of choice?
I like a good Napa Cabernet or a Bordeaux. One of my favorite wine companies is Hundred Acre.
What is your most valuable possession?
My Masters and US Open trophies. I keep them in my office, but they're in boxes because we're moving.
What is your favorite neighborhood in your favorite city?
Sherwood near LA. I like this area and the golf course there.
What was the last live performance you saw?
Kid Rock in West Palm Beach.
Which causes are important to you?
I have a foundation, the Dustin Johnson Foundation, and junior golf is a big focus. We support many initiatives that try to get clubs into the hands of children through public relations, schools and sponsorships.
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