Yesterday PGA player/Paulina Gretzky fiancee Dustin Johnson announced he was taking a leave of absence from professional golf to conquer what he termed “personal challenges.” Turns out those challenges he was referring to involve drug use, as Golf.com is reporting that a source has informed them that Johnson has been suspended from the tour for six months after testing positive for cocaine.
Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine, a source has told Golf.com.
According to the source, Johnson has failed three drug tests: one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine, in 2012 and 2014. He was previously suspended for the 2012 failed test, but that suspension was never made public. Under the PGA Tour’s drug-testing policies, the Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs.
Johnson, an 8-time winner on tour, will miss next week’s final major, the PGA Championship in Louisville, KY. Hopefully this suspension is enough of a wake up call for Johnson to get the help he obviously needs.