Dustin Johnson announced earlier this week that he will not be competing in the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Johnson, who ranks No. 16 in the World Golf Rankings, cited a personal reason for withdrawing. Did hanging out with his lovely fiancee Paulina Gretzky have anything to do with it?
Shortly before Johnson pulled out of the Bridgestone, Gretzky posted the photo you see above on Instagram. She later deleted the picture, but the Huffington Post noted that it was captioned as follows.
“Best Caddy Ever. @djohnsonpga”
Maybe it was a coincidence. The photo could have been taken a long time ago, or Johnson could have been spending time with his soon-to-be-wife. Just because he withdrew from a tournament for personal reasons doesn’t mean those personal reasons prevent him from hanging out with Paulina.
If you want to know why Dustin is drinking in any waking moment he has with his woman, just see the photo gallery below.
UPDATE: Dustin Johnson has reportedly been suspended for six months for testing positive for cocaine. Full story here.
Paulina Gretzky made her controversial appearance on the cover of “Golf Digest,” and the subsequent feature interview about her is actually pretty interesting and informative.
In the interview, Paulina is asked about her future plans, her relationship with golfer Dustin Johnson, and her golfing background. She also revealed a cool detail about her relationship with DJ — the two were actually set up by Paulina’s mom, Janet.
“At the end of 2011, my mom played with Dustin in the Wednesday pro-am at Tiger’s tournament at Sherwood. She told Dustin about her daughter, blah-blah-blah, and invited him to the house that night,” Paulina shared. “I’m sure he was rolling his eyes, and so was I when my mom invited me over to meet this golfer she had just met. So I show up looking like a complete ragamuffin, and here’s this really cute guy. I didn’t stay long, but he was such a gentleman, so endearing. He’s always been that way to me. We exchanged numbers, and here we are.”
It’s interesting that she says they first met at the end of 2011 because the rumors about them dating didn’t come up until a full year later. Paulina began accompanying him to some of his events in early 2013, and they became engaged last August.
She says right now that her biggest focus is her relationship with Dustin and supporting his career. That means accompanying him to his events, which often causes a stir among gawking spectators, which is something she also commented on.
“Sometimes I feel like a zoo animal out there,” eh told Golf Digest. “People think I can’t hear them—but I can definitely hear you. If anything, just come over and talk to me. I’m not someone people should be afraid of. Everyone is usually very sweet, and there hasn’t been a bad moment for me. But I do feel more comfortable if I’m walking with someone. Of course sometimes I just want to watch Dustin play golf, and I hope people respect that. And you know what? They always do.”
You all got that? Next time you’re at a golf event and see Paulina there, don’t just gawk at her, say hi! She won’t bite!
Oh, and the other great part of the interview? How about Paulina saying she looked like a “ragamuffin”?! I’ve never heard that one, but that is great! Just taking a guess, too, but I highly doubt Paulina would look like a ragamuffin, whatever the heck that is.
H/T NY Post
Paulina Gretzky is now officially off the market.
The daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky got engaged to her boyfriend Dustin Johnson on Saturday night. Johnson, 29, shared a picture on his Instagram account of his girlfriend/fiancee wearing the massive engagement ring:
Dustin Johnson is one of the more popular players on the PGA Tour. If the average girl dated the 29-year-old, she would probably have to get used to being in the spotlight all the time and having cameras follow her around. Since Johnson dates Paulina Gretzky, it’s pretty much the other way around.
Paulina is a gossip magazine and paparazzi favorite, which has taken some getting used to for Johnson over the past year.
“It’s not weird to me,” Johnson told the National Post . “I enjoy it. You’ve just got to be careful about what you’re doing. There’s always somebody taking a picture.”
It may not be weird, but Johnson admits he is not really accustomed to it just yet.
“They’re not too bad,” he said. “But, no, I mean, I’m not used to worrying about people taking pictures of me.”
For the most part, Johnson and Gretzky don’t get caught doing anything controversial or out of the ordinary. We like to gawk at pictures of Paulina dressed as St. Pauli Girl or partying with Dustin on a boat, but it’s not like they put themselves in situations where the PGA is going to be contacting Johnson about his behavior.
In addition, Johnson seems to have a solid relationship with Paulina’s father Wayne Gretzky, who many consider to be the greatest hockey player of all time.
“We play a lot of golf together, actually,” Johnson said. “He’s a fairly decent golfer. But yeah, I give him strokes.”
If Johnson has gotten to a place where he can get away with borderline criticizing his girlfriend’s father’s golf game, he’s doing pretty well for himself.
Paulina Gretzky dressed in lederhosen? Paulina Gretzky dressed lederhosen. The daughter of The Great One and her PGA golfer boyfriend Dustin Johnson recently attended some sort of German-themed event that looked like it was right out of the movie “Beerfest.” The details really aren’t important. All that matters is we finally got a chance to see Paulina dressed as St. Pauli Girl. Here’s another shot:
Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson appear to still be going strong, and the more bikini pictures she posts on the internet the less we can blame him. Over the weekend, the couple took a trip to a small island near Palm Beach, Fla. called Peanut Island. It looks like they had a blast.
At one point, Paulina even got to play co-captain while Dustin drove the boat. Why does this picture look so familiar?
In case there were any doubts about whether or not Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson were dating, this picture should confirm all reports.
The Little Great One shared the above photo on her Twitter and Instagram accounts Thursday evening with the caption, “Heading to dinner for my mamas bday.”
Gretzky has been in Hawaii with Johnson all week as he played in (and won) the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, and is now competing in the Sony Open. She followed him as he played his rounds during the day, and the two spent time together at night.
Now he’s already meeting the parents? It must be serious.
Nice pull, DJ.
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Paulina Gretzky and golfer Dustin Johnson may be dating.
Golf Digest’s Alex Myers reported on Tuesday that Gretzky followed Johnson around Kapalua’s Plantation Course in Maui where he was playing in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Myers says the two have been seen together all week in Kapalua, including being out at night together.
Golf reporter Stephanie Wei first mentioned Johnson’s relationship with Paulina over Twitter on Jan. 1, saying, “DJ has really hot new gf named Paulina.”
The gossip report probably comes as a shock for most people, but it really shouldn’t.
Johnson was dating female golfer Natalie Gulbis two years ago. He had a bit of an incident because it was reported that he was dating Gulbis before officially breaking up with his previous girlfriend, Amanda Caulder.
Gretzky was seen getting cozy with LA Kings center Jarret Stoll over the summer. Whatever they had together (if they were together) didn’t last very long. Stoll has been dating FOX TV host/reporter Erin Andrews for the past few months.
Matt Cain warmed up for his perfect game on Wednesday night against the Astros in an unconventional way: by hitting a golf ball into McCovey Cove.
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson was visiting AT&T Park ahead of the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco and hit some balls into McCovey Cove before taking in the game. He also threw out the ceremonial first pitch, though he didn’t pull it off as well as Rory McIlroy.
In addition to Johnson smacking some balls into the water, a few Giants players took swings including Clay Hensley, Aubrey Huff, and former player J.T. Snow. They were looking for more volunteers and Cain stepped forward for a swing. Cain blasted one out of the park and into the water.
“I knew he was a good golfer,” Johnson said about Cain. “(Giants GM Brian Sabean) didn’t want him (to hit). He said he was going inside.”
Johnson also gave himself some credit for Cain’s perfect game:
If you thought this Masters was going to be the time Dustin Johnson won his first major, think again. Johnson withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday after aggravating his back lifting a jet ski last week, his agent said.
Johnson’s back has been hurt since January, but he played through some minor pain the following six weeks. He’s been going through therapy and taking anti-inflammatory medicine, but the “tweaked back” was bad enough to keep him out of the tournament.
Johnson has finished eighth-or-better in three of the majors, but he’s had the least amount of success at the Masters, where his best finish was 30th. The worst part about his injury and late withdrawal is that the Masters doesn’t have an alternate list, so nobody could take his place.
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