With the golf prodigy lifting trophies one after another attention of fans is shifting toward Dustin Johnson’s sister Laurie Johnson. Keep on reading to find out more.
Dustin Hunter Johnson (DJ) is an American professional golfer born June 22, 1984.
He is considered one of the most successful golfers of this generation because of his multiple victories around the world including two major championships at the 2016 US Open and 2020 Masters.
The star golfer was the first and only player to win each of the four World Golf Championship events and has six World Golf Championships victories.
The only other individual to have more World Golf Championships is none other than Tiger Woods himself.
Until June 2022, before joining LIV Golf, Johnson was a member of the PGA Tour, where he had established himself as one of the PGA Tour’s most consistent performers.
He was ranked in the top 10 annually in driving distance from 2008 to 2020 making him one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour. Johnson has held the World No.1 position for the third-longest spell in history, after Tiger Woods and Greg Norman, with 135 weeks.
Dustin Johnson Sister: Laurie Johnson
Laurie Johnson is the younger sister of the golf star. She resides in her hometown Columbia, South Carolina.
After attending Irmo High School, Laurie graduated from Dutch Fork High same as her elder brother. She is a mother of two children and is single as per her relationship status on Facebook.
Laurie loves spending time with her kids. She frequently takes them out to parks, swimming pools, and beaches where they have a lot of fun.
After their parents got divorced in the late ’90s, Dustin along with his sister Laurie decided to stay with their father, Scott. Although, they bounced between their father’s and mother’s houses as often happens with divorced parents.
Meet Dustin’s Brother Austin
Austin Johnson is the younger brother of Dustin. As his elder brother, Austin was athletic from a young age and actively participated in sports.
Even though he loved to play golf as a teenager, Austin chose to practice basketball with the help of his maternal grandfather. He later became Dustin’s caddie during tournaments and the duo have been together since late 2013.
Austin graduated college from Charleston Southern University. After graduation, he was considering a career in pharmaceuticals when he got a call from his brother.
The Johnson brothers have won 17 PGA Tour tournaments together including Dustin’s first major at the 2016 US Open at Oakmont, and his second at the 2020 Masters. Austin was crowned PGA Tour Caddie of the Year for 2016.
Parents & More On Family Background
Dustin was born to his father Scott Johnson and his mother Kandee Johnson. Even though the couple got divorced, they managed to raise the children on their terms.
Scott Johnson was also a professional golf player. The Columbia native is Dustin’s first coach and has been an inspiration.
During his school years, he played college football and wanted to become a pro player. His love shifted to Golf as he injured his hand and could not play football anymore.
Scott introduced Dustin to golf when he was just 6 years old. He immediately noticed his son’s talent played an incredible role in developing Dustin’s athletic abilities.
Kandee Johnson, maiden name is Kandee Whisnant, is a daughter of a basketball player Art Whisnant. Art put lots of effort to develop the athletic skills of his grandsons.
Kandee is the oldest of three sisters. She earned her living as a business lady at earlier times when she ran a sports shop with her ex-husband.
Still a businesswoman, Kandee loves to live her life far from the public eye. She is extremely proud of Dustin’s achievements and shows continuous support.