According to a report from Golf.com, Paulina Gretzky's fiance, golfer Dustin Johnson, has been suspended from the PGA tour for six months. He has reportedly tested positive for cocaine.
The golfer, who has been engaged to Paulina Gretzky since last summer, has had quite the troubled history with drugs. He tested positive for marijuana five years ago and cocaine once before in 2012.
He will be on the mend now, however, hopefully with the help of Paulina Gretzky. He announced, a day before the cocaine news was released, that he was taking time off from the tour in order to "seek professional help for personal challenges".
"I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced," he said in a statement. "By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion."
UPDATE: The PGA Tour has issued a statement,
"With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour.”
Paulina Gretzky's fiance continued, “I respectfully ask my fans, well-wishers and the media for privacy as I embark upon this mission of self-improvement.”
I'm sure Paulina Gretzky is standing by her man and will help him through this rough time, but she did ruffle a few feathers when she removed a photo of Dustin Johnson helping her make a putt that was captioned "Best Caddy Ever". However, there are still many, many photos of the couple lurking about Paulina Gretzky's social media pages.
Dustin Johnson's hiatus from the PGA tour comes as no big surprise to the people who are around him the most. No word yet if Paulina Gretzky is shocked by the news, but his buddies and those he works with aren't.
“It’s one of the least-kept secrets on Tour how much [Johnson] likes to party,’’ one PGA Tour source said.
“He’s always lived fast,’’ another source blabbed. “Maybe he realizes now it’s time to slow down.’’
Hopefully Dustin Johnson can salvage his life and career for the sake of his future with Paulina Gretzky!
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