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Paulina Gretzky, Dustin Johnson together for Ryder Cup event

Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson appear to have put their relationship issues aside for the week.

The two are in Paris for the Ryder Cup and were spotted ahead of the Ryder Cup Gala at the Palace of Versailles. Johnson was playing the role of photographer for his fiancee.

Johnson is part of the US team that will look to repeat as Ryder Cup champs after their triumph in Minnesota in 2016. He and Gretzky have been engaged for over five years but are going through some relationship issues.

A report said Johnson was cheating on Gretzky with a woman from their exclusive golf club in Southern California, but the woman denied that charge. The rumors popped up shortly after Gretzky scrubbed Johnson from her Instagram page.

The couple, who have two children together, are said to still be together and are getting along for at least this week.

Report: Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky still together despite cheating rumor

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are still together as a couple despite a rumor of infidelity, according to a report.

TMZ Sports reported on Tuesday that Johnson and Gretzky have not broken up. The woman at the center of the alleged rift has also taken to Instagram to defend herself and state that she has never had an affair with Johnson.

On Monday, we published a story about Gretzky scrubbing Johnson from her Instagram page. Not long thereafter, British media outlet “The Sun” reported that a woman named Yassie Safai is at the center of problems between the professional golfer and his longtime fiancee.

The Sun says Safai “caused the sensational split” between Johnson and Gretzky.

They further reported that “Johnson and California socialite Yassie Safai are said to have struck up a relationship that has infuriated Gretzky.”

Johnson and Safai are said to have met at Sherwood Country Club, an exclusive club west of Los Angeles. The Sun even quoted a source who said that Safai causing a split between Johnson and Gretzky was the “talk of the club.”

Safai issued a statement on Instagram Tuesday to deny having any improper relationship with Johnson.

“I am not in a relationship with Dustin Johnson. Nor have we had any prior relationship,” Safai wrote. “I met Dustin Johnson at Sherwood Country Club. I have run into him at Sherwood maybe 4 times since then and yes briefly spoke with him, like I’m sure any avid golfer and member would.

“I am sure he is a great person but we do not have a close friendship. I have never met Paulina Gretzky and do not know the Gretzky family, but again, I am sure they are great people.

“I have no insight into the rumors around Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky’s relationship. I wish them nothing but the best. I just want to go back to living my normal life.”

Johnson and Gretzky have been engaged since Aug. 2013. They have two children.

Paulina Gretzky has oddly scrubbed Dustin Johnson from her Instagram page

PGA golfer Dustin Johnson has been engaged to Paulina Gretzky for years, but you wouldn’t know it if you looked at Gretzky’s Instagram page.

Those who follow both Johnson and Gretzky on Instagram have grown accustomed to photos of the two embracing on a yacht or posing with their children, 3-year-old Tatum and 1-year-old River. However, Barstool Sports noticed over the weekend that every photo of Johnson has been scrubbed from Gretzky’s Instagram page.

Strangely enough, even posts like one where Dustin and Paulina announced they are expecting their second child have been deleted. Photos of Gretzky remain on Johnson’s Instagram page, however.

There could be a logical explanation for why Paulina has deleted Dustin from her Instagram life, but we have seen instances in the past — like with this NFL player and his girlfriend — where such activity is the first sign of relationship trouble. Here’s hoping that isn’t the case for one of golf’s power couples.

Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters due to back injury

Dustin Johnson putt

The 2017 Masters will proceed without the world’s No. 1 golfer, as Dustin Johnson decided on Thursday to withdraw from the tournament.

Johnson, who injured his back on Wednesday after he fell down a set of stairs at his Augusta rental home, spent about an hour on the driving range before making his decision.

You can read the statement Johnson’s agent put out about the golfer’s unfortunate accident here.

Johnson was coming into the Masters scorching hot, having won the last three PGA events he took part in. It’s an incredible disappointment for golf fans that he won’t be teeing it up at Augusta.

Dustin Johnson questionable for Masters after fall down stairs

Dustin Johnson putt

Dustin Johnson’s status for the Masters is uncertain after he fell down the stairs at his Augusta rental home, according to his agent.

Here’s the statement sent by Johnson’s agent on Wednesday:

“At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home,” read a statement from his agent. “He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably. He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”

Johnson is the current No. 1 golfer in the world. He is set to tee off last for Thursday’s first round.