Dustin Johnson sent a classy tweet after the US Open on Sunday.
DJ entered Sunday tied for the lead at the US Open. He shot an even par 70 in the final round and ended up three over for the tournament, two strokes behind champion Brooks Koepka.
Johnson congratulated Koepka on a “well deserved win” and said it wasn’t his day.
Just wasn’t my day but ended on a high note. Congrats to @BKoepka on a well deserved win!
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) June 17, 2018
Johnson could have easily complained about conditions at Shinnecock Hills or something else, but instead he took the high road. Keep in mind that he went late in the round on Saturday after the course was already beaten up and ended up with a 77. That could be considered a disadvantage that really hurt his total score.
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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’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.
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are adding a new member to their growing family.
Gretzky announced on Instagram late Friday night that the couple is expecting their second child.
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Johnson and Gretzky, who are engaged, had their first baby — a boy named Tatum — in January 2015.
Dustin and Paulina, the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, have been together for a few years now. They’ve been very public about their relationship, with Paulina not hesitating to slam social media trolls on Johnson’s behalf. Congratulations to them on their upcoming addition.
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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Dustin Johnson caught a huge break during the final round of the U.S. Open on Sunday when he was allowed to take a free drop on a tee ball that ended up in the rough.
After he hooked a shot into the incredibly thick rough at the 10th hole, Johnson realized that a camera tower was between him and the green he was shooting at. Because the tower constitutes a temporary immovable object (TIO), Johnson was allowed free relief. He got to drop his ball almost near the fairway.
It was a huge break after a bad shot, and you know what Johnson ended up doing? He hit his shot directly over the tower anyway. Watch:
What TV tower? pic.twitter.com/dPLZh21neu
— Michael Shamburger (@mshamburger1) June 19, 2016
Two holes later, Johnson was approached about another bizarre rule situation involving his putt on the fifth green. It sounds like he’s going to be penalized a stroke after his ball moved before he addressed it with his putter. You can read more about that here.
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Dustin Johnson may have caused his ball to move as he was addressing it on the fifth green at the U.S. Open Sunday, and it could result in a penalty stroke.
A rules official approached Johnson on the 12th tee to inform him that a video review showed his ball did, in fact, move before he hit the putt. While it didn’t appear that Johnson addressed the ball, it’s possible the vibrations from his putter being placed down next to the ball caused it to move. Here’s the video:
The official later explained that he asked Johnson if there was something other than his actions that could have caused the ball to move. Johnson said he wasn’t sure, so he was told he could be facing a one-stroke penalty after the round pending further review. He was in the lead at 5-under at the time.
From the way the official explained it on air, it sounds as though the belief is that Johnson is responsible for the ball moving.
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 19, 2016
Several of Johnson’s fellow golfers immediately took to Twitter to rip the USGA.