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Dustin Johnson's Top-5 Career Milestone Victories

Dustin Johnson might not be as box-office as Tiger Woods, nor have the personality of some other perhaps more 'likeable' golfers, but what he may lack in off-course appeal he more than makes up for in brute force and sheer golfing talent.

After his WGC-Mexico Championship win at Club de Golf Chapultepec, 'DJ' will return to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings next week and will earn a lifetime exemption to the PGA Tour if he plays the next three years - whether he achieves additional wins or not.

To help celebrate, and to reminisce a little, we thought we'd take a look back at five career milestone victories.  Check them out below...

First PGA Tour Victory - Turning Stone Resort Championship (2008)

In his rookie season on the PGA Tour, a fresh-faced Dustin Johnson recorded a maiden victory at Atunyote Golf Club in New York.  

Johnson held off hard-charging Robert Allenby to take a one-stroke lead to victory at the 2008 Turning Stone Resort Championship as he announced himself to the golfing world in fine style.

First WGC Win - WGC-HSBC Championship (2013)

For a player who has won six lucrative World Golf Championship events so far, the first of these can be seen as somewhat of a break-out moment.

With six more wins under his belt since Turning Stone back in 2008 - including two FedEx Cup series events - DJ went to Sheshan Golf Club in Shanghai in November looking to make an early statement in the 2013/14 PGA Tour season.  He would go on to win by three shots, finishing ahead of Englishman Ian Poulter and securing his second-highest purse to that point ($1.4M).

First (And Only) Major Win - U.S. Open Championship (2016)

With nine titles under his belt, Johnson arrived at Oakmont Country Club back in 2016 seeking to complete his own personal 'perfect 10' with a first major championship victory.

After threatening to get over the line in a few majors previous, it seemed only a matter of time before the South Carolinian broke free from the shackles of being viewed as one of the best golfers without a major championship victory.

The win wasn't without controversy though, as the USGA became embroiled in yet another rules dispute when Johnson was thought to have intentionally caused his ball to move on the green.  Regardless, he emphatically ended a string of major championship near misses and was a thoroughly deserving champion.

On Top Of The World - Genesis Open (2017)

Johnson started the season with two top ten finishes back-to-back and arrived at Riviera Country Club with the chance of taking the world number one crown from Australian Jason Day.

After securing title by five strokes over Scott Brown and Thomas Pieters, DJ moved to the top of the Official World Golf Rankings and also cemented a place in history at the same time.  A 13th PGA Tour victory saw him join both Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only golfers in PGA Tour history to win a title in each of their first 10 seasons.

20th PGA Tour Win - WGC-Mexico Championship (2016)

With five World Golf Championships wins previous - including the 2017 edition of this particular event - Johnson returned to Mexico City full of confidence and as one of the main contenders for the biggest winner's cheque of 2019 so far.

While Rory McIlroy led after Thursday's first round, as soon as DJ hit the front there seemed to be no stopping him as a 20th PGA Tour title, and return to world number one status, seemed nothing less than an inevitability.

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