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Dustin Johnson |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 190
College: Coastal Carolina

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Dustin Johnson's fiancée Paulina Gretzky gave birth to a boy on Monday.
A statement released by DJ's agent, David Winkle, read in its entirety: "Paulina and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby boy, who was born in Los Angeles on Monday morning. Both Paulina and the baby are healthy, resting comfortably and in great spirits! We sincerely appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received and plan to release further details in the coming days!" That's great news, but gamers are smiling because the birth did not preclude Johnson's planned return to competition at the Farmers Insurance Open on Feb. 5-8. Jan 20 - 10:46 PM

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In an update on Dustin Johnson at, Tim Rosaforte wrote that the eight-time PGA TOUR winner has circled the Farmers Insurance Open on Feb. 5-8 to return to competition.

DJ has been out since missing the cut at the RBC Canadian Open in late July. If he, indeed, pegs it at Torrey Pines, a full six months will have elapsed in between starts, so draw your own conclusion as it relates to the article on Aug. 1 about him being suspended for that exact length of time; you probably already have. But Johnson is also going to need to work around the birth of his first child. "He has some thoughts but nothing definitive," said David Winkle, DJ's manager. "It's all baby dependent. He's no different than anybody else with a child on the way." Assuming Johnson is back in early February, he'll have no trouble eclipsing 15 starts to fulfill the membership minimum. And while rust may be an issue early, the rest, voluntary or not, will have been invaluable.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Dustin Johnson's fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, alerted her followers on Instagram that the couple is expecting its first child.

Gretzy is photographed standing in a dress beside landscaping and a pool. She's looking down and clutching her baby bump. The post reads, "@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news..we're having a baby!" They were scheduled to be married this fall. We'll leave it up to the tabloids to sort through those ancillary details as there were rumors that the ceremony would be postponed due to DJ's "personal challenges" (his quote in late July). He's officially out on a self-imposed sabbatical, but reported on Aug. 1 that he's serving a six-month suspension for failing a drug test. If you connect the dots that includes today's news, it makes sense why Johnson wants to gain control of his life. Meanwhile, The Great One, who will turn 54 years of age in January, is going to be a grandfather.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 12:50:00 AM

Despite sitting out the FedExCup Playoffs, Dustin Johnson qualified for the TOUR Championship.

After opening sixth in points, DJ slid to 14th, 22nd and 30th, respectively, after each of the first three tournaments. He clipped Stuart Appleby by 13.614 FedExCup points for the last of 30 tee times at East Lake come Thursday. As a result of Johnson's sabbatical, only 29 golfers will vie to the FedExCup. If any of the top five win the TOUR Championship, he will automatically claim the FedExCup as well. However, it's mathematically possible for any of the golfers on site to finish first. For example, in 2011, Bill Haas emerged with the trophy after arriving slotted 25th. While's report from Aug. 1 states that Johnson was suspended for six months for testing positive for cocaine, there has been no official word to specify when he'll return to competition.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 09:42:00 PM

In response to the report at that Dustin Johnson has been suspended for six months by the PGA TOUR for violating its substance abuse policy, the TOUR issued a statement denying the claim.

According to, the statement reads, "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." Rhetorical gymnastics aside, DJ is sidelined indefinitely. According to, he's out a minimum six months. No matter what you want to believe, it's a lose-lose-lose situation for all involved. That includes gamers that are reeling in the wake of it all.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:42:00 PM reported today that Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA TOUR due to a positive drug test. cited a source that said that DJ tested positive for cocaine. The report adds that it's the third time that he's been suspended since 2009. This falls in line with the golfer's reasoning behind Thursday's statement about taking a leave of absence to address personal challenges. It also adds substance to the rumors that have swirled around Johnson for some time. If the report is accurate, he could return to competition in early February. Currently fourth in FedExCup points, he'll likely remain alive in the Playoffs through the BMW Championship despite sitting out. He's currently 16th in the Official World Golf Ranking. Johnson turned 30 years of age in June. He has eight PGA TOUR victories.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 03:23:00 PM

The PGA of America announced on Twitter this afternoon that Dustin Johnson will not compete in next week's PGA Championship or the Ryder Cup in September.

The governing body operates both events. This merely confirms DJ's implication in his statement today that his leave of absence includes all otherwise obvious commiemtns in the short-term future. We shouldn't expect to see him throughout the FedExCup Playoffs, either. Meanwhile, in response to Johnson's statement earlier today, the PGA TOUR released its own in the following statement: "We have nothing to add to Dustin's statement, but we wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA TOUR in the future."
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:14:00 PM

After withdrawing from this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational for personal reasons, Dustin Johnson released a statement today announcing that he's taking a leave of absence from professional golf.'s Jason Sobel alerted his followers on Twitter of the news in real time, writing, "Breaking news from Dustin Johnson: 'I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately.'" Rex Hoggard later wrote the article for the website. It included the remainder of DJ's statement: "I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced. 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." Rumors of Johnson's decisions outside the ropes have chased him for years, so this could be one of those instances of where there's smoke, there's fire. Meanwhile, gamers are left with mouths agape.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational due to personal reasons, according to USATODAY's Steve DiMeglio on Twitter.

DJ's history of withdrawals is well-documented, and he's entitled not to compete for whatever reason, but he'll be a notable absentee nonetheless. Expect an update prior to next week's PGA Championship. UPDATE: It took nearly an hour after DiMeglio's scoop, but Johnson has been removed from the published field.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Dustin Johnson tried to recover from his opening 74 at the RBC Canadian Open, but still missed the cut by two strokes following a second-round 68.

Seventy-two professionals and one amateur (Taylor Pendrith) survived the 36-hole cut at even-par 140. DJ converted five birdies today, but they weren't enough to overcome three bogeys. Given the fact that Jim Furyk and Graham DeLaet matched the course record in the morning, Johnson had a realistic shot of getting to the weekend. He had cashed in eight consecutive starts before today's disappointment. Other notables to failed to survive include: 141--2005 champ Mark Calcavecchia; Charley Hoffman ... 142--Seung-yul Noh ... 143--2002 champ John Rollins; 2010 champ Carl Pettersson; Hunter Mahan ... 144-Luke Donald; Jason Allred ... 146--1998 champ Billy Andrade ... 151--Erik Compton.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Dustin Johnson found trouble throughout his opening round of the RBC Canadian Open after which he signed for a 4-over-par 38-36=74.

Johnson has been known to endure the occasional bad day, it's just that when he's one of the premier players in a field, it's crushing to gamers' spirits. He split only four (of 14) fairways and hit just seven greens in regulation en route to four bogeys and a double. He buried two birdies, the second of which from 11'4" at the par-4 third hole, but they did little to ease the sting of his highest aggregate since a third-round 75 in Memphis seven weeks ago.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 01:03:00 PM

Dustin Johnson battled for a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in the third round of The Open Championship and is tied for third with Sergio Garcia at 9-under 207.

After opening his day with a birdie at the difficult par-4 first, DJ was stuck in neutral until a string of three consecutive bogeys on the seventh through ninth holes proved to be a costly setback. He bounced back admirably on the back nine, with birdies at the par-3 13th, par-3 15th and par-5 18th. With Rory McIlroy seven-strokes ahead of him with 18 holes to play, it seems like Johnson faces an insurmountable task in his search for a first major championship win and a Claret Jug.
Sat, Jul 19, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Dustin Johnson submitted the round of The 143rd Open Championship thus far with a bogey-free, 7-under-par 32-33=65 in his second round.

After a pedestrian 71 on Thursday that featured only two birdies, neither of which on a par 5, DJ converted seven birdies today. The set included three on par 5s at Nos. 5, 10 and 18. At 7-under 136, he's alone in second place four strokes adrift of Rory McIlroy with whom he'll play on Saturday. Johnson has split 19 (of 28) fairways and hit 28 greens in regulation, both impressive totals on any major championship venue. He'll enter the weekend in pursuit of his breakthrough in one.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 02:40:00 PM

Dustin Johnson has turned in a pair of 4-under-par 66s to open the Travelers Championship.

This is DJ's seventh consecutive start. He's fresh off a T4 at the U.S. Open and just three off the 36-hole clubhouse lead at TPC River Highlands where he hasn't pegged it since 2009. Today, he went 7-for-16 in birdie chances, four of which ranging outside 10 feet and three from least 18 feet. The longest measured 40'1" at the par-3 fifth hole. However, he went 0-for-2 in scrambling with two bogeys and added a three-jack bogey from inside 34 feet at the par-4 fourth.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 02:04:00 PM

Dustin Johnson settled for a 3-over-par 36-37=73 in the final round of the U.S. Open to end the week at 1-over 281.

DJ was even on his round through 14 holes, but slipped with three consecutive bogeys before ending his day with a par on the 18th. He split 10 of 14 fairways, landed 10 GIR and was a solid three for four out of greenside bunkers. His previous best U.S. Open finish came at the 2010 edition at Pebble Beach, when he finished in a tie for eighth place. He was tied for fourth with four players still on the course when he posted, guaranteeing a career-best result.
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 07:20:00 PM