The Answers with Golf Champion Dustin Johnson – Robb Report
Dustin Johnson is the number one golfer in the world. In 2020, following his victory at the Travelers Championship, he also became the fourth player in history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons. It’s a feat accomplished only by Johnson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods. The 37-year-old South Carolina native, who now lives with his family in South Florida, is also one of the longest drivers on the tour and has been ranked every year since 2008. To date, his swing has 24 PGA wins. Tour and two majors, pocketing over $71 million in prize money. He has also caught the eye of brands such as Adidas and Hublot, both of which have signed him as long-term ambassadors. After undergoing surgery to repair the cartilage damage this year, Johnson has had some extra time off during his recovery to pursue his other passions. He is even working on mastering a new game, away from the green.
What have you done recently for the first time?
I haven’t done it yet, but I’m going to participate in my first marlin fishing tournament in the Bahamas.
What, other than more time, would make the biggest difference in your life?
I’m pretty happy with my life but obviously winning more golf tournaments and maybe having another kid.
What do you wear most often in your wardrobe?
My workout gear. I pretty much wear this all day every day.
What do you crave most at the end of the day?
Netflix. Unfortunately, I spent a lot of time on the couch last year. Yellowstone is one of my favorite shows. I also just started watching Start, which was quite interesting.
How to find peace?
Going out on my boat and spending time with my kids and Paulina [Gretzky]. I like to go fishing and diving. I have a 41 Bahama and a 76 Viking Sportfish.
Who is your guru?
Wayne Gretzky [Johnson’s father-in-law].
What’s the most recent thing you’ve added to your collection?
I have just received a new green Hublot golf watch. It’s cool and really light. I do not
What is your exercise routine and how often do you do it?
I train every day, from Olympic lifts to a lot of golf specific stuff. I still do a lot of rehabilitation work. I’m usually in the gym for an hour and a half a day. I cycle for half an hour and then I train.
If you could learn one new skill, what would it be?
I wish I could play the guitar. I’ve always been drawn to it, but I’m horrible.
Where do you get your clothes?
I love jeans from J Brand, Hudson and Citizens of Humanity. Most of my suits, shirts and shoes are Prada. This is where I get all my costume clothes. I also like sneakers. I have a few hundred at Adidas. I had a partnership with them for 14 years, so I have quite a collection.
What is your favorite seat on a plane?
Ray. I usually sit in the first seat on the right on NetJets.
What are your usual tables in London, New York or LA?
When we’re in LA, we always go to Nobu in Malibu or La Scala in Beverly Hills. At home [in South Florida], we’re going to 1000 North. It’s open to the public, but upstairs they have a members only section. 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 favorite. I also have a few more at the store that I need to pick up. I have a few other watches, but I put them aside for my children.
When was the last time you completely unplugged?
When I went to Baker’s Bay in the Bahamas.
What is your favorite hotel?
The Bellagio in Vegas.
Who do you admire the most and why?
As far as golf goes, growing up I was always a big fan of Davis Love and Fred Couples. Michael Jordan is my favorite basketball player. And, of course, Wayne [Gretzky] is one of my idols, and I feel lucky to be able to 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 likes to play.
What’s always in your hand luggage?
Extra chargers and cords; allergy medication, a Z-Pack, B12 and vitamin C; my watches; a Theragun massager and a red light machine that helps with inflammation. Four or five pairs of Maui Jim sunglasses. I always have sweatpants, a hoodie and a t-shirt because I’ve lost my luggage several times. I still do it now even though I fly privately.
Which car are you most attached to?
My Range Rover.
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 asset?
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 Los Angeles. I love this area and the golf course there.
What was the last live performance you saw?
Kid Rock in West Palm Beach.
What causes are important to you?
I have a foundation, which is the Dustin Johnson Foundation, and junior golf is a big priority. We support many initiatives that attempt to put clubs in the hands of children through outreach, schools and sponsorships.
Bowie or Dylan?