WATCH: This incredible view of Dustin Johnson’s swing shows his phenomenal athleticism
Dustin Johnson’s jump to LIV Golf has meant giving up a realistic chance of returning to world No.1, but he remains an impressive athlete.
LIV Golf have lost its battle to be included in the rankings, but Johnson was the man to top Forbes’ list of the highest-paid golfers in the world in 2023
Any analysis of Johnson’s swing will impress on the viewer what a specimen he is.
In slow motion, it is possible to pick out what might be considered technical flaws in Johnson’s swing, but the results are hard to argue with and his ability to just crunch tee shot after tee shot is up there with the best.
Viewed from the top you might even pick up a few things that you can use in your game.
Why doesn’t Dustin Johnson have a world ranking?
A part of a LIV Golf team, Johnson cannot earn rankings points because he plays in a format that the Official World Golf Ranking board determined it could not fairly measure.
Chairman of the OWGR board Peter Dawson has insisted there is no vendetta on the part of the rankings body against LIV golfers.
“We are not at war with them. This decision not to make them eligible is not political. It is entirely technical.
“LIV players are self-evidently good enough to be ranked. They’re just not playing in a format where they can be ranked equitably with the other 24 tours and thousands of players trying to compete on them.”
LIV Golf has claimed the decision undermines the primary objective of the rankings.
“OWGR’s sole objective is to rank the best players across the globe. Today’s communication makes clear that it can no longer deliver on that objective,” a LIV Golf statement read.
“Professional golf is now without a true or global scoring and ranking system. There is no benefit for fans or players from the lack of trust or clarity as long as the best player performances are not recognized.
“LIV will continue to strive to level set the market so fans, broadcasters, and sponsors have the assurance of an independent and objective ranking system and the pure enjoyment of watching the best golf in the world.”
Johnson doesn’t have a top ranking on the OWGR but he is reported to have bagged $106 Million in the inaugural season of the Saudi Arabian-back series.
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