Paulina Gretzky is aware of Dustin Johnson finest.
The mannequin seems within the new Netflix golf docuseries, “Full Swing,” which follows the game’s largest names together with Johnson, and defined why her husband — a Masters and U.S. Open champion — stunningly defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf in June.
“I don’t suppose Dustin would ever make unhealthy alternative for his kids and other people have to know on the finish of the day, that’s who he selected this for,” stated Gretzky, who shares two sons with Johnson — 8-year-old Tatum and River, 5.
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“In fact, I get what everybody’s saying, however my dad being a hockey participant (NHL Corridor of Famer Wayne Gretzky).
“I’m certain as a child, there have been occasions after I’m like, ‘Why does my dad need to play on my birthday?’ That is about Dustin and the youngsters and me and taking good care of us and being there with us.”
Gretzky — who tied the knot with Johnson in April — went on to denounce any narrative that her husband has misplaced his aggressive spirit after leaving the PGA Tour.
“If anybody thinks that Dustin has misplaced his aggressive spirit, then they don’t know Dustin properly sufficient as a result of he’s nonetheless prepared to indicate you who the f*** he’s,” Gretzky stated.
“There’s a purpose why he’s going again to play these majors. He desires to win simply as a lot as they do.”
When Johnson defected to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf, he defined on the time that he made the choice for his household. He reiterated that whereas discussing his resolution in “Full Swing.”
“I’ve had an exquisite profession on the PGA Tour and I’m very pleased with it, and at all times can be,” Johnson stated.
“Clearly now I’ve taken type of a special step in my life and profession.”
Johnson spoke a couple of “totally different vibe” that LIV Golf has, corresponding to taking part in music on the vary, although he finally made the transfer when LIV approached him with a proposal he couldn’t refuse.
“The choice to hitch LIV lastly simply got here all the way down to the supply they made me. For me, it was taking part in much less, making extra money, fairly easy,” Johnson stated.
The 38-year-old Johnson was reportedly paid A$181 million to defect to LIV Golf and earned over A$50 million in winnings in its inaugural season.
When requested if he believes folks doubt him due to his transfer to LIV, Johnson stated: “I don’t actually care.
“I do know that I’m top-of-the-line golfers on this planet. I believe I’ve confirmed it over a protracted time period. After I present as much as a significant, I imply, I’m there to win, they usually can have their very own opinion,” Johnson stated.
“For me personally, I really feel like my repute as a golfer is already type of set, so I don’t suppose there’s something to show.”
This text initially appeared within the NY Publish and was reproduced with permission.