Out since July, D. Johnson still gets $175,000 FedEx bonus


Dustin Johnson, who announced in July that he was “taking a leave of absence from professional golf,” missed the first three FedEx Cup playoff events but will still receive a healthy contribution to his retirement plan.

Johnson was fourth on the FedEx Cup point list when he went on his competitive hiatus and despite not playing since the RBC Canadian Open has only dropped to 30th and will still receive $175,000 from the post-season bonus pool.

He will not, however, receive last-place earnings from either the BMW Championship or this week’s Tour Championship, which are both no-cut events, because he never registered to play either event.

Golf.com reported on Aug. 1 that Johnson had been suspended for failing his third drug test, but the PGA Tour denied that report and in a statement said Johnson’s leave of absence was voluntary.

Johnson will not be replaced in the field at the Tour Championship marking the first time since 2006 that the finale does not include all 30 players who were eligible.