Swing Analysis: Dustin Johnson 2016

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

All I can say is “wow”. There is no swing like this on Tour, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it ever. Dustin externally rotates his right arm to the max right from the beginning of the swing and keeps it that way through the backswing, where he takes it past parallel with the driver, all the way past impact, and while he’s at it he forward flexes his left wrist from the get go and also keeps it that way past the ball in the ultimate example of a “drive/hold” release.

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David W April 14, 2016

Great comments. I like the strokes gained on approach shots. This is a good pickup. D

Sean April 14, 2016

His hands always look weird on the putter to me, like his left should be weaker and the right stronger. His palms dont face each other.

Matthew April 15, 2016

He’s incredible. Somehow he always finds a way to screw it up in the majors. Hopefully he will figure it out as he’s too good never to win at least one!

Sean June 15, 2016

Just noticed how much his head swivels going back. Makes that massive coil much easier to attain.

Mark June 20, 2016

Wayne did a cool side-by-side with Arnold Palmer a few years back, really similar action. Ridiculous shoulder and spine angle at the top. Nice flat to steep progression on the way down too.

Glad the USGA farce didn’t f@#% it up for him. I’d have kicked off, big time. Wouldn’t have left the tee until someone gave me an answer.

His putting stoke looks pretty mint to me.

Mark June 21, 2016

The thing that annoyed me most about the ruling for Dustin was the fact his playing partner (and former world no. 1 – Westwood) can be clearly heard saying “the ball moved but you didn’t ground the club”. That should have been enough. Utter farce and makes me wonder who was influencing it and why.

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