Johnson in 2016: By the Numbers

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Dustin Johnson was voted the PGA Tour Player of the Year on Tuesday, and boy did he deserve it.

“I don’t even know if I ever dreamed this would be happening,” said the 32-year-old.

“Obviously, it was a great season. I worked hard on all parts of my game, and I’m going to continue to do that.”

And that hard work certainly paid off. We take a look at the telling numbers that make up the American’s stellar season…

9 365 185 – The amount in dollars Johnson won in prize money during the season, putting him firmly on top of the pile. The next highest is Jason Day on a touch over $8 million.

1001 –
The number of greens Johnson hit out of 62 measured rounds. That translates to 67 percent and when coupled with his putting form leads to a ton of birdies.

69.172 – Johnson’s scoring average for the season, the lowest of all the players on tour. Not too bad…

313.6 – The amount of yards Johnson averaged off the tee, the second highest on tour. He wasn’t that accurate – landing on the fairway 57 percent of the time – but when you’re so close to the green, that hardly matters.

63 – Johnson’s lowest round of the season, which he shot twice. A closing 63 would help him to a solo fifth finish at the St. Jude Classic in June, while a second round 63 contributed to his win at the BMW Championship.

15 – The number of top ten finishes Mr Consistency carded in 22 starts, including a streak of six in a row. Added to that, he missed just one cut, the PGA Championship.

9 – The number of consecutive seasons Johnson has won at least one PGA Tour event. This is the longest streak of any active player.

5 – The number of top-five finishes Johnson recorded in the majors before his watershed win at the U.S. Open in June. After a controversial finish at the 2010 PGA Championship and a couple late collapses, you can bet Johnson is relieved to finally have a major under his belt.

3 – Johnson recorded three wins this season. After shaking the major monkey off his back at the U.S. Open, Johnson won his tenth and eleventh PGA Tour titles at the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and the BMW Championship respectively.

2 – Johnson’s current world ranking, hot on the heels of Jason Day. Having started the season ranked ninth, his climb up the rankings is quite remarkable.

1.710 – The lowest putting average for the season, held by Johnson. He enjoyed superlative form on the greens, rolling in 364 birdies out of 1476 holes.