LIV Golf Updates: Dustin Johnson Suffers a Major Career Setback in 15 Years

Published 01/29/2024, 9:27 AM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

Dustin Johnson has established himself as a power to be reckoned with in his many years as a professional golfer. However, a piece of shocking news regarding his current world ranking standing has come to light.

As is widely known, DJ switched to LIV Golf back in 2022. Ever since following the OWGR’s stance on LIV Golfers, the 4 Aces GC captain has been falling down the world rankings list.

As it turns out, it has recently been revealed that Dustin Johnson is at his lowest-ever ranking outside of the world’s top 200 golfers since 2008, as per recent reports. He is currently placed at the 202nd place worldwide. This has left his fans in a deep state of shock.


Article continues below this ad

In the form of a direct consequence, the LIV Golf Pro seems to struggle to find his place back in the top few, like in the olden days. As he takes the lowest ranking in the last 15 years to his name, what has been Dustin Johnson’s take on the famous OWGR decision on LIV Golfers?

What does Dustin Johnson think about OWGR’s indifference to LIV golfers?

The two-time Major champion has surely had a fall from the sky when it comes to the Official World Golf Rankings. Among the many LIV golfers who have continued to oppose this reasoning given by the OWGR in their case, the former world number one for more than 100 weeks in his career has some strong opinions.

Read More: Does Brooks Koepka Finally Have His Dream Team With Talor Gooch on Board, or Will the Lucrative Signing Misfire?


Article continues below this ad

Terming the OWGR system as “skewed,” the LIV Golf sensation once said, “The rankings are skewed. It doesn’t really affect me as much as it does some of the other guys. I want the points for the other guys.”

So following his previous stance on the matter, it is safe to say that this recent update will not be as shocking and heartbreaking for Johnson as it would’ve been for many others. However, even though he does not let the current reality “affect” him, There are chances that things might take an upturn for LIV Golf pros like himself once the situation regarding the PIF-PGA Tour merger is cleared up.

While many golf fans and players view the OWGR’s verdict as a fair one following a consequence of the actions of these LIV golfers, some others also term the decision as one that fails to acknowledge the efforts put in by these golfers. There seems to be a dichotomy of opinions within the golf world.


Article continues below this ad

What do you think about the OWGR’s decision and its impact on Dustin Johnson’s current world ranking? Share your views in the comments below.

Watch This Story: Norman’s Masterplan for LIV Golf Fails to Honor Brooks Koepka Despite His Ambitious Urge to Make a Statement



Written by:

Daiemah Malik


One take at a time

I, Daiemah Malik, have loved writing for as long as I can remember. It started with practicing poetry in front of the mirror, eventually translating into my passion for writing at EssentiallySports. The values that the sport of golf has instilled in my writing are truly incomparable, and because of it, writing currently tops my to-do list on a dull day, coming over even my love for indulging in spirited debates on anything and everything, including my hidden forte, politics.
Show More>

Edited by:

Riya Singhal