American golfer Dustin Johnson is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world. The professional golfer holds the crown of World No. 1, followed by the likes of Justin Rose and Rickie Fowler. Dustin, in the history of Golf, became only the third player in the last 30 years to reach 17 PGA Tour wins before the age of 34 alongside legendary Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Dustin Johnson's Affairs With Model
Dustin Johnson is engaged to legendary hockey player Wayne Gretzky's daughter, Paulina Gretzky. The couple is in dating affair for more than five years.
The pro-golfer met Paulina's mother, Janet, in 2009 at the Hero World Challenge golf tournament. The pair became good friends. The affairs between the duo started three years later when Dustin and Paulina met up again at the World Challenge in 2012.
The couple officially had their first formal date when Paulina's parents were with them. After dating seven months, Dustin and his then-girlfriend got engaged in August 2013. Paulina shared a photo to mark her five years of togetherness with her partner on 5 January 2018.
Dustin Johnson and his wife-to-be Paulina Gretzky celebrates five years of togetherness on 5 January 2018 (Photo: Paulina's Instagram)
The couple has two children. Dustin welcomed his first son, Tatum, on 19 January 2015. Three layers later, the couple announced the arrival of their second son, River (born on 12 June 2017).
Dustin and Paulina had no signs of getting married. In an Instagram post, which has been taken down, Paulina hinted that they are yet to plan their wedding. She said at the time of the birth of the second son,
“Can’t wait to start planning my wedding to this amazing man. Thank you for being the best dad to our boys…Happy Fathers Day @djohnsonpga,” Gretzky posted on Instagram.
What Is Dustin Johnson's Net Worth?
The 33-year-old athlete's net worth is estimated to be $20 million. Dustin summons staggering wealth from Golf that he has been playing since 2007. As of 2018, he earned a fortune of $16.6 million. Dustin makes a massive paycheck of $11 million from brand endorsements.
Dustin turned his passion into professional in late 2007. He received the PGA Tour card in 2008 after claiming in a tie 14th place qualifying school in December 2007.
The player's remuneration elevated after his eight-stroke victory over Jon Rahm for the second time in the Sentry Tournament of Champions in January 2018. His earnings further raised when he won his 16th tour title at the first FedEx Cup playoff event in 2017.
On 27 June 2020, he had his career's lowest round on the PGA Tour during the Travelers Championship's third round. He won the tournament with 19 scores under par. Then, in August, he finished in a tie for second place where he held 54 -hole lead at the 2020 PGA Championship. He was two strokes behind Collin Morikawa, the winner.
But, he didn't disappoint his fans as he won the Northern Trust at TPC Boston, Massachusetts, two weeks later. He had set career-low round with 11-under-par 60 in the second phase. His win of the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs put him in the first place of the season-long point standings.
Adding more to his net worth, he grabbed the prize pool of $15 million, winning the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. He has now again reserved the number one position in the Official World Golf Ranking. And he was voted the 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year for the second time.
Failed Drug Test; Gets Support From Paulina's Father
Dustin was previously involved in three failed drug tests. He was convicted of consuming marijuana in 2009 and cocaine in 2012 and 2014. The player received a six-month PGA suspension after testing positive for cocaine in 2014.
But he has since things around to back on track and credits Paulina's father, Wayne, for guiding him to get out of the destructive habit. Wayne previously told Dustin to shape his life to continue his relationship with his daughter.
The Professional Golfer was born on 22 June 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina, as per wiki. Dustin went to Dutch Fork High School and later attended Coastal Carolina University to complete his education. The athlete stands a height of 1.95 m (6'' 4") and weighs around 190 lbs.
Dustin's parents Scott and Kandee Johnson, have been divorced since the late 1990s and are not on speaking terms. His other family member includes his brother Austin played Division college basketball at Charleston Southern and a sister named Laurie.