Dustin Johnson Without A Beard
Dustin Johnson Won the PGA Championship Without a Beard
If you’ve ever watched the PGA Tour, you’ve probably seen Dustin Johnson, the aforementioned Mr. Most. Regardless of whether or not you’re a fan of the golfer, you’ve likely noticed him sporting a full-blown beard. Despite having a beard for years, he’s decided to change it up a bit. This weekend, the six-foot-4 beardless beast will be in action at the 98th PGA Championship, a tournament that’s been the home of Dustin’s most recent victory.
Johnson shaved off his fuzzy fuzz earlier this week. He did so to help him compete in the upcoming Tour Championship. While he’s no stranger to having a beard, this new look certainly feels like it has taken him by surprise. Interestingly, he didn’t even wear a hat. In fact, he was as stoic as Abe Lincoln on a $5 bill.
The Tour Championship is the final of three PGA Tour playoff events. Aside from Johnson, there are only 30 players left in the hunt for the FedEx Cup. These athletes have to overcome a deep field of hungry competitors to secure the title. With the prize money at $15 million, the competition is sure to be fierce. For many, the tournament is a deciding factor in their career.
Among the top names in the field is Zach Johnson. During the inaugural season of the LIV Golf Invitational Series, the Texan raked in a tidy $30 million. His most recent victory was in the PGA Tour’s season finale at East Lake. After a mediocre showing at the British Open, Johnson is back in the mix and will be playing alongside Rory McIlroy.
Although a beard is not his only accessory, it does seem to be the go-to style for the Texas native. Earlier this year, Johnson signed a new contract that keeps him in the PGA Tour fold until at least 2021. It seems like Johnson understands that the game of golf has to be refreshed. When he’s not on the greens, he owns two spectacular houses in Florida.
There’s a good chance that Dustin Johnson has already won the aforementioned sexiest golf trophy, the FedEx Cup. He has a 7-9-0 record at the Ryder Cup. That’s one more than he’s managed at the Masters, which he missed last year due to a bout with a flu. Nevertheless, he’s going to have a lot of work to do this weekend at the Tour Championship. But he’ll also have to deal with the seven-shot lead he’s got from Patrick Cantlay.
Hopefully, the big man can prove his mettle in the 98th PGA Championship. If not, we’ll have to wait for next year’s edition of the U.S. Open, which is set to take place at the same site, Pebble Beach. Until then, though, you can catch the star of the show at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
The name of the sexiest golf trophy isn’t quite as grand as the name of the sexiest golf course. For that matter, the sexiest golf course would have to be the aptly named Shinnecock Hills in New York.