DJ Bombs & Rolls His Way to BMW Championship Victory

Here’s something we’ve heard plenty this year: Dustin Johnson hits it really far, and used this far-hitting ability to win a PGA Tour event.

Here’s something new: Dustin Johnson putted beautifully, and used this beautiful putting ability to win a PGA Tour event.

This week, both statements apply.

In his 200th career start, DJ secured his 12th PGA Tour win yesterday at the BMW Championship, held at Crooked Stick Golf Club outside Indianapolis. His score of a 23-under 265 breaks the 72-hole tournament record of 22-under 267.

With three wins in his last eight PGA Tour starts, including the US Open of course, DJ is definitely pushing for that ‘Player of the Year’ accolade.

Naturally, DJ’s length played a huge role in his win, as he led the field in distance at 319.3-yards per swipe. He was able to convert his distance as well, playing the 16 par-5’s in 15-under.

But the biggest and most important club for DJ this week was the one that covers the shortest shots.

DJ, who traditionally games a Circle-T Scotty Cameron putter but often tinkers and tests, had been trying out the TaylorMade Limited Edition Itsy Bitsy Putter on Wednesday morning. He was using the red colored model used by World #1 Jason Day. Not wanting to copy the exact putter, he remembered his brother Austin had the same putter in a different finish in his own bag.

Johnson explained how exactly he ended up with his brother’s putter, “Right before we were about to tee off on Thursday, I’m like, ‘AJ, don’t you have the same one in black?’ And he says, ‘Yeah,’ and I said, ‘Go get it.'”

Using the new mallet Johnson finished 2nd in strokes gained-putting for the tournament. Safe to say his brother won’t be getting his flat stick back any time soon.

See what else DJ will be gaming in 2 weeks at East Lake for the FedExCup finale.

Driver: TaylorMade M1 (10.5 degrees) with a Fujikura Speeder Evolution 2.0 Tour Spec 661X shaft
Fairway Metal: TaylorMade M1 (17 and 19 degrees)
Irons: Tour Preferred MB ’14 (3-PW) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts
Wedges: TaylorMade Tour Preferred EF (52 and 60)
Putter: TaylorMade Spider
Golf Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

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