Dustin Johnson could be primed for a big year on PGA

Dustin Johnson one the opening event on the PGA Tour in Kapalua on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Jessica...

Dustin Johnson one the opening event on the PGA Tour in Kapalua on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:38 PM ET

Dustin Johnson seemingly has it all: The ability to pound the ball, a decent short game and, according to reports, Wayne Gretzky’s daughter Paulina on his arm.

You can’t help but think, though, there has to be more for this guy. With his win at Kapalua on Tuesday — his third in the PGA Tour’s last three events that were shortened to 54-holes — it was pointed out that the 28-year-old became the first player since Tiger Woods to win at least once in each of his first six years out of college.

Nifty stat, but with the exception of one year (2009) it was only one win (in official PGA tournaments) in each of those six years. It’s not really a fair comparison, but Woods won twice in his first year out of Stanford, four times in his second year and 29 times in his first six years.

 


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