The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has decided to terminate all sponsorship deals with Dustin Johnson and Graeme McDowell following the decision by the American and Northern Irishman to play the first Arab Super League tournament (the LIV Golf Series) scheduled since 9 to 11 June at Centurion GC in London.
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"We wish them all the best for their future endeavors" In a nutshell, RBC, which also sponsors the Canadian Open (scheduled from 9 to 12 June in Toronto), a tournament of the PGA Tour, has liquidated the former number 1 in the world (Johnson) and the winner of the US Open 2010 (McDowell ).
In 2017 Dustin Johnson won the Genesis Open and became number 1 in the world for the first time. Two weeks later, from number 1 in the world, he wins the WGC Mexico Championship. At the end of March he wins the Match Play WGC, becoming the only player to have won all four WGC tournaments.
At the end of August he wins the first FedEx Cup playoff event, the Northern Trust. In January 2018 he won the Sentry Tournament of Champions with an advantage of 8 shots over the second, bringing to 11 the consecutive seasons in which he has imposed himself in at least one tournament.
In June of the same year he won the FedEx St. Jude Classic, returning to number one in the world, after having handed over the leadership for a few weeks to fellow countryman Justin Thomas. In July he wins the RBC Canadian Open.
In February 2019 he won the WGC Mexico Championship for the second time in three years, bringing his wins to 6 in the WGC circuit, second only to Tiger Woods, a few weeks after winning the Saudi Arabia Open organized by the European Tour.
In June 2020, after the resumption of the PGA Tour from the lockdown period, he won the Travelers Championship for the first time, obtaining his twenty-first success on the PGA Tour and bringing to 13 consecutive seasons in which he managed to win at least one title.
In August 2020 he wins again the Northern Trust with the record score of -30 under par, he ends the season by winning the FedEx Cup for the first time. On November 15, 2020 he wins the Augusta Masters first with a total of 268 (-20) strokes, the lowest score ever achieved in the competition.