Dustin Johnson was one of a number of star athletes who chose to skip the Summer Olympics in Rio, and it doesn’t appear he is regretting his decision.
Over the weekend, Johnson shared a photo on Instagram that showed him enjoying some leisure time with his fiancee, Paulina Gretzky, on a boat. The post led to a number of comments from followers who believe Johnson should be ashamed of himself for skipping the Olympics.
A photo posted by Dustin Johnson (@djohnsonpga) on
Paulina was having none of that. After reading some of the criticism, she unloaded on the trolls and said Johnson worked his entire career to win a major championship, not a gold medal. Twitter user @MikePette captured a screenshot:
Dustin and Paulina always seem to enjoy their time together. You can see another example of that in this video. It’s certainly understandable that she grew tired of the criticism, though engaging the trolls only gives them what they want. Sometimes you just can’t help yourself.
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Jimmy Walker won the PGA Championship in a weather-delayed affair to capture his first major. Naturally the Oklahoman was able to celebrate the milestone victory with his family, which includes wife Erin and their two sons.
And for Jimmy, he celebrated with a nice pat on his wife’s behind:
Jimmy, 37, met Erin in 2004 when she volunteered at a Nationwide tour event. His wife actually is a nationally-ranked competitor too, though she is accomplished in equestrian.
— Erin Walker (@tourwifetravels) May 1, 2016
She can also golf too:
— Erin Walker (@tourwifetravels) April 26, 2016
Long before he started having success on the PGA Tour, Walker started off on the Nationwide tour and worked his way up. Things have really clicked for him in the past few years.
In 2014 he scored top-10 finishes in three majors. He has won three PGA Tour events in the last three seasons. And now he has won his first major, becoming the third golfer in the last 20 years to win a PGA Championship in wire-to-wire fashion.
More photos of Erin Walker on Page 2.
- Jimmy Walker
Stephen Curry may get most of the headlines on the court, but it’s one of his Warriors teammates that single men everywhere look up to off of it.
Klay Thompson already has one of the most impressive dating resumes of any player in the NBA, and it would appear his latest girlfriend is a cheerleader for an NFL team. St. Louis Rams cheerleader Cherise Sandra recently shared a photo on Instagram that supposedly showed some graffiti work she did outside Thompson’s house. She deleted the photo, but Busted Coverage captured a screenshot:
“You & Me baby Sorry my names tagged on your patio @klaythompson,” Cherise wrote.
It’s possible that Cherise deleted the post because her relationship with Thompson is being kept under wraps. There are no photos of the two together on social media, though she was sitting courtside for at least one Warriors game this season:
A photo posted by Cherise (@cherisesandra) on
We’ve said it before and we’ll probably say it again — good for you, Klay.
Thompson dated a stunning Instagram model for quite some time a couple years back, but they broke up after she called him out publicly and accused him of cheating. After that, the 26-year-old went on at least one date with a gorgeous college basketball player.
For more photos of Thompson’s newest girlfriend, head over to Page 2.
- Klay Thompson
Kayla Varner and Bryce Harper got engaged during the All-Star Break last week, marking their second engagement. It seems like Bryce got her a different ring this time around.
Varner shared a photo on Instagram of her engagement ring from Bryce, and it appears to be a custom job. On the side of the ring is the sign for “I love you” in sign language:
Varner and Harper were set to get married in Jan. 2015 but that fell through. Their second engagement is back on now.
Bryce Harper and girlfriend Kayla Varner are engaged for the second time.
Varner made the announcement via social media on Thursday, dubbing it “The Sequel.”
A photo posted by Kayla Varner (@kayyvarner) on
The second proposal must have occurred during the All-Star Break, because Varner was seen with the ring on her finger in a photo she posted to Instagram on Tuesday.
A photo posted by Kayla Varner (@kayyvarner) on
Harper also indicated that the proposal occurred during the All-Star week.
What a week it has been! Thanks to everybody who was involved and made this week possible https://t.co/l7q0FiS8TE
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) July 14, 2016
The two have been together since high school and will be celebrating six years together come October. They were scheduled to get married back in January 2015, but that never happened, and it appeared as if they had broken up. The good news is they are back together and happily engaged.
Is there a couple in professional sports that has more fun than Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky?
Gretzky, Johnson’s fiancee and the legendary Wayne Gretzky’s daughter, has shared a number of Instagram photos and videos over the years of her and D.J. partying or goofing around. They’ve toned it down a bit now that they have a 1-year-old son together, but Paulina shared a classic clip of her and Dustin dancing a little while back.
Here’s the video of the two dancing fools, which contains NSFW language:
A video posted by Paulina Gretzky (@paulinagretzky) on
That seems about right for these two. We won’t even get into their tendency to talk dirty to one another on social media. When it comes to PDA, D.J. and Paulina are pros. Good for them.
The Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday won their fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history and second since Sidney Crosby joined the team. Not only did Sid win his second cup, but he also took home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.
After the Pens beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1, Crosby celebrated with those close to him, including girlfriend Kathy Leutner. The two are not photographed together too often, but she was there in San Jose and got a kiss from her boyfriend. Via MissCrosby87: