WATCH: Dustin Johnson Shows Off His Skills by Taking Part in the ‘Lefty Challenge’

Published 03/31/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Feb 20, 2021; Pacific Palisades, California, USA; Dustin Johnson hits from the second hole tee box during the third round of The Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports


Dustin Johnson is a man of many talents. No, that isn’t just any other statement. Johnson has multiple talents and he’s already proved it in golf. While he predominantly uses his right hand to strike the ball, the World No. 1 recently proved that he’s quite effective when playing left-handed as well! 

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Dustin Johnson does not often switch between playing right or left-handed during tournaments. It is a special quality that he uses only for exclusive occasions. After being knocked out of the group-stage at WGC-Dell Match Play, Johnson decided to have some fun amid his next tournament appearance! 

Dustin Johnson takes on a unique challenge in collaboration with TaylorMade

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Dustin Johnson has cemented his place as the best golfer in the world. While he’s been carrying that reputation with much valor, Johnson also likes to while away time by taking up interesting challenges. 

So when his sponsors TaylorMade collaborated with Fore Play and devised a new challenge, Dustin Johnson showed no hesitation and took part. Johnson took on the crew from Fore Play in a ‘Lefty Challenge’ where all the right-handers had to play with their left hand on the golf course. 

Guess it is safe to say that Dustin Johnson looked ‘human’ when he tried playing left-handed. But he still did a good job with his task and struck the ball firm with his non-dominant hand. 

However, this is not the first time that Johnson has tired playing left-handed. In fact, he once shot left-handed at the 2020 Memorial Tournament. It was a par-4 second hole, and Johnson ended up bogeying it after a left-handed attempt. 

But it has also been proven that Dustin Johnson can almost drive the ball till 300-yards when playing left-handed. A man of multiple talents for sure! 

Johnson eying a repeat victory at the 2021 Masters

Dustin Johnson was scheduled to take part at the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio, but he later pulled out due to a major reason. The 36-year-old did not want to take part in Texas since the 2021 Masters is right around the corner. 

“I plan to spend the week at home in preparation for next week’s Masters. I sincerely apologize to the sponsors at Valero and all my friends in San Antonio, as I realize this is disappointing news,” Johnson mentioned in a statement

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Mar 11, 2021; Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA; Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass – Stadium Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin Johnson is under tremendous pressure to sustain his Masters crown. His green jacket will be on the line just within five months of winning it, and players like Jordan Spieth are sympathizing with Johnson due to this reason. 

While D.J. is still a favorite to win at Augusta this year, it will be a challenging title defense. The field will comprise the best golfers in the world, and can Johnson once again outlast them all? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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