For a golfer who seems nonplussed about most things out on the course, Dustin Johnson isn’t quite so nonchalant when it comes to choosing his golf clubs. Big Dusty’s best is almost unbeatable and his long, fluid swing generates effortless power.
He used it to great effect at the 2020 Masters, playing some unbelievable golf to win the green jacket by five strokes. And in the process, Johnson recorded the lowest winning total in Masters history of 20-under par.
Also, not many people on the planet can say they’ve shot 30-under in a tournament but Big Dusty can: his 11-stroke win at the Northern Trust Open was just one shot shy of the relative-to-par record.
As the world No.1 and 2020 US Masters and FedEx Cup champion Dustin Johnson generally lets his clubs do the talking.
What clubs does Dustin Johnson use?
Let's take a look what's inside Dustin Johnsons bag:
DUSTIN JOHNSON DRIVER
Dustin Johnson put the new TaylorMade SIM driver straight in the bag at his first event of the year in Hawaii and it’s stayed there ever since.
It’s a weapon off the tee, with Johnson currently averaging 310.4 yards this season and sitting 11th for strokes gained off the tee on the PGA Tour.
The TaylorMade SIM driver has been designed to maximise distance, with its efficient head shape delivering extra club head speed and a new inertia generator on the sole increasing forgiveness.
It also features a sliding sole weight to alter launch conditions - Big Dusty has it set in the neutral position.
His SIM driver is coupled to a Fujikura Ventus Black 6X shaft, a perfect choice with its blend of speed and stability.
Chris Trott from TaylorMade takes you inside the TaylorMade Tour Truck and takes you through step by step how they build Dustin Johnson's SIM driver.
DUSTIN JOHNSON FAIRWAY WOODS
Dustin Johnson has a pair of TaylorMade SIM MAX fairway woods in his bag, with lofts of 15˚ and 21˚ .
He’s opted for the MAX model, which features a larger head compared to standard SIM fairway woods and generates higher launch and peak trajectories.
The SIM MAX 15˚ is fitted with a Fujikura Ventus Black shaft while the SIM MAX 21˚ has a Project X HZRDUS Black shaft.
DUSTIN JOHNSON IRONS
TAYLORMADE P730 IRONS – DJ PROTOTYPE (3-PW)
It makes perfect sense that Dustin has a full set of TaylorMade P730 irons in his bag; after all, they’re designed for the best ball strikers in the game
His irons are traditional forged blades that offer supreme feedback and feel but you have to find the sweet spot consistently – something Big Dusty does almost automatically.
Dustin’s P730 prototypes, fitted with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts, were the inspiration behind the new TaylorMade P7MB irons, which have now replaced the P730 model.
DUSTIN JOHNSON WEDGES
When you drive the ball as close to the green as Dustin Johnson does, the wedges are going to get a serious workout.
Dustin uses TaylorMade Milled Grind wedges, with both a 52˚ and 60˚ model in his bag.
While they are the predecessor to TaylorMade’s newer Milled Grind 2 wedges, they feature the same milling process that creates precision consistency on the sole grinds and sharp grooves for spin and control.
DUSTIN JOHNSON PUTTER
TAYLORMADE SPIDER TOUR BLACK PUTTER
Dustin has had the TaylorMade Spider putter in his bag for 11 of his 22 PGA Tour wins and used it effectively at his incredible 11-shot win at the Northern Trust Open, the first event of the FedEx playoff series.
The high-MOI design makes the Spider putter ultra-stable and Dustin has it fitted with a Superstroke pistol grip, which distributes grip pressure evenly and provides superior feel and feedback.
The TaylorMade Spider X is the closes replacement for DJ's TaylorMade Spider Tour Black Putter.
DUSTIN JOHNSON GOLF BALL
The TaylorMade TP5X ball is slightly firmer than the TP5 and is perfectly suited to Dustin’s game.
It is designed to complement high-swing speeds by lowering spin rates for the driver, creating a more penetrating ball flight.
And full iron shots launch higher and have a steeper descent angle with the TP5X, which is an ideal trait when Dustin is spearing his P730 long irons into the green.