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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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:
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.