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Zurich Classic secures another big commitment in Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open Golf Practice Round June 13, 2011. Photo by Keith Allison via Flickr. Dustin Johnson at the U.S. Open Golf Practice Round June 13, 2011. Photo by Keith Allison via Flickr.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The Zurich Classic picked up a big commitment for the tournament with the announcement that Dustin Johnson will participate.

Johnson is ranked seventh in the world and sixth in FedEx Cup points and has won nine events during his career on the PGA Tour. 

Steve Worthy, CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, which puts on the tournament, said in a press release “This is huge for our tournament. Dustin is known by serious and casual golf fans alike as one of the most exciting players on the PGA TOUR for his tremendous athleticism and length off the tee.”

Johnson has won at least one tournament every year since he jointed the TOUR in 2008. According to a release from the Zurich Classic, that places him in an elite group with Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, who also won in each of their first eight years.

The tournament began in 1938 and is held at the TPC Louisiana in Avondale. The tournament takes place from April 23-26.

Johnson first played in the Zurich Classic during his rookie season of 2008, but did not make the cut.

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