Dustin Johnson Becomes World No.1 with Win at Genesis Open

by Community Manager

Dustin Johnson dominated the Genesis Open at Riviera to win by five shots with rounds of 66-66-64-71 for a four round total of 267 to claim his 13th career PGA Tour win.


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After playing M1 for most of 2016, Johnson experimented with M2 for a few months at the end of 2016, before finally landing back with the new 2017 M1 460 driver due to the overall performance. The 2017 M1 provided him with 500rpm less spin than his M2 and was going around 8 yards further on Trackman.


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Dustin also put the new 2017 M1 3HL Fairway Wood in play this week. It's cut to a 5 wood length i.e. 1" shorter than standard and has 16* loft. With this combo, Dustin carries it 280 yards, which is exactly what he's looking for in a 3 wood - at standard length it was just going too far.


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Dustin Johnson and his all-new 2017 M1 3 wood


After switching to the new M1 460 driver this week and the TP5X ball last week, Dustin averaged 321 yards off the tee in R4 at Riviera and gained 1.84 strokes over the field across all four rounds with his Spider putter. Season to date, Dustin is also no.2 in Strokes Gained in "driving distance", "off-the-tee" and "tee-to-green".


Dustin Johnson "What's in the Bag"

Content/Social Media Manager at TaylorMade Golf