Call this the Dustin Johnson/Natalie Gulbis update part three. Last weekend Gulbis was following Johnson around for the Tournament of Champions at Kapalua and according to Golf.com, confirmed she and Dustin were dating. Here was the exact excerpt from the story: “Following Johnson’s 73, Gulbis confirmed they were dating but said with a laugh, ‘I’ll let Dustin handle our PR.’ Reached Saturday evening, he declined comment.”
In our story, we noted how Johnson pulled out of this week’s Sony Open to handle some things at home. The New York Post later said he was going home to settle matters with Amanda Caulder, his college girlfriend. We wondered if Gulbis’ announcement had killed Dustin’s game, and it appeared as if that was the case.
Well Johnson is tired of people talking about his business publicly, and he addressed the media to set things straight.
Johnson says he and Caulder have been broken up for a few months, and that his trip home to South Carolina for a family matter had nothing to do with his ex-girlfriend. He said that he and Gulbis are not dating. Lastly, he made sure to say “As for me and my personal life,” Johnson said, “I’m a single guy.”
Two things for ya Dustin, since I know I partially contributed to your foul mood. One, if you want privacy in your personal life, don’t get involved with someone as high profile as Natalie Gulbis. Two, if you weren’t dating, you should have said so when reached over the phone by golf.com last weekend.
It shows how inexperienced Johnson is with the media when he complains like this. If you don’t want questions, keep dating local girls instead of fellow celebs.Google+