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Top 20 Golfers for 2013 Majors: No. 15 Dustin Johnson


They’re the cream of the major championship crop, circa 2013 — the Athlon Major Championship Dream Team. Leading up to The Masters, we'll be unveiling Athlon Sports’ 20 players to watch for majors season, with commentary on each from the Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee.

No. 15: Dustin Johnson

Born: June 22, 1984, Columbia, S.C. | Career PGA Tour Wins:|2012 Wins (Worldwide): 1| 2012 Earnings (PGA Tour): $3,393,820 (19th) World Ranking: 20

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Johnson appears unaffected by the pressures of golf, perhaps owing to his length and the easy birdies that come his way. He has won in every year he has been on Tour dating back to 2008, and even though he was sidelined due to injury for two months in 2012, he managed a win at Memphis and finished off the year with four top 10s in a row, before opening 2013 with a win at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. At 28 years old, he has plenty of time to fulfill his almost limitless potential. If he improves his short game, he will be in the Hall of Fame someday.

Major Championship Résumé
Starts: 29
Wins: 0

2012 Performance:
Masters - DNP
U.S. Open - Cut
British Open - T9
PGA Championship - T48

Best Career Finishes: 
Masters - T30 (2009)
U.S. Open - T8 (2010)
British Open - T2 (2011)
PGA Championship - T5 (2010)
Top-10 Finishes: 5
Top-25 Finishes: 7
Missed Cuts: 3

—Brandel Chamblee is lead analyst for the Golf Channel. Be sure to follow him @ChambleeBrandel on Twitter.

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