What’s in the Bag: Dustin Johnson Claims 19th PGA Tour Victory at RBC Canadian Open


Dustin Johnson didn’t dwell on a missed cut at Carnoustie in the British Open. The world’s top-ranked golfer bounced back with a 23-under performance at Glen Abbey Golf Club to win the RBC Canadian Open, his third victory of the season and 19th title on the PGA Tour.

“Even after the missed cut last week, I felt like I was hitting it fine,” Johnson told the media. “I just did not score very well at Carnoustie at all. I didn’t putt good.”

DJ turned that around at Glen Abbey, where he shot rounds of 68, 66, 65 and 66 to win by three strokes over Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An. Keegan Bradley finished fourth at 19 under.

“Started rolling the putter a lot better here this week,” Johnson added. “Really, really hit the ball well all four days.”


Dustin Johnson practices in a Wayne Gretzky Oilers Jersey at RBC Canadian Open. Photo Credit: Golf Digest

The rangy long hitter also had the Canadian fans on his side. The father of DJ’s fiancé is “The Great One,” hockey legend Wayne Gretzky from nearby Brantford, Ontario. Johnson heard loud cheers all across the golf course.

“Everyone’s been great,” he said. “I definitely feel like an honorary Canadian.”

Dustin Johnson’s Clubs

(As reported by PGATOUR)

Dustin Johnson uses TaylorMade equipment. His ball striking in Canada was exceptional.

PGATOUR.COM reported: “The longest club in the bag was once again the difference for Johnson, who ranked second in the field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-tee (plus-7.540) with a TaylorMade M4 driver he’s been using on and off this season.”

Here’s a look at DJ’s setup at Glen Abbey.

Driver: TaylorMade M4 (10.5 degrees) with Fujikura Speeder 661 Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec X shaft

3-Wood: TaylorMade M4 3HL (16.5 degrees) with Project X HZRDUS Black 6.5 95X shaft

Irons: TaylorMade P-730 DJ Proto (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (52 and 60 degrees) with KBS Tour Black 130X shafts; TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (64 degrees) with KBS Tour Black 130X shaft

Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Black

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x


Dustin Johnson poses with the RBC Canadian Open trophy while an officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police offers him his hat.

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Neil Sagebiel

Neil Sagebiel is a golf writer and author of two golf books published by St. Martin's Press, THE LONGEST SHOT and DRAW IN THE DUNES. He lives in Floyd, Virginia.

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