Brandel Chamblee: Dustin Johnson Is a Future Hall of Fame Player

February 16, 2016

Dustin Johnson has yet to win a major, but that didn’t stop NBC golf analyst Brandel Chamblee from annointing Johnson a future Hall of Fame player.

“I think he’s on a Hall of Fame trajectory,” Chamblee said on a conference call Tuesday. 

“I’ve said that, I think, a year or two after he came out, he’s going nowhere but straight to the Hall of Fame. I think it is very easy with the early success of a Tiger Woods or Rory even to expect much, much more from players than is reasonable.”

Johnson, 31, has nine career PGA Tour wins. He came close to winning majors at the 2010 PGA Championship and, most recently, at the 2015 U.S. Open. He’s never won more than twice in a season on Tour.

David Feherty, also on the conference call, compared Johnson’s game to Tom Weiskopf. 

“I think Dustin Johnson is magnificent. As a player, he’s Weiskopf‑like in a lot of ways and he’s been unlucky a couple of times, too, especially at the PGA Championship, Whistling Straits. I think that was one of the worst decisions in the history of major championship golf was penalizing him there,” Feherty told reporters. 

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“But he’s got so much talent and has got so much time left,” he continued. “I think that—and his attitude is wonderful as well. He’s one of those guys that just it seems to run off his back. I have no doubts about Dustin Johnson that he’s going to win and win big tournaments, majors.”