Dustin Johnson taking a leave of absence from tour, Suspended for cocaine use
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Here's his full statement
"I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately," Johnson, 30, said in a statement released by his management team. "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.
"I respectfully ask my fans, well-wishers and the media for privacy as I embark upon this mission of self-improvement."
Yeah earlier in the year I was hearing rumors that he has a cocaine problem.
I have no idea what's going on in DJ's life but I wish him the best. Always good to see these guys (athletes, actors, rock stars, whatever) recognizing the problem and fixing their lives before it's too late. Nothing sadder than watching an immense talent throw it all away.
This is not a subject to be joked about or taken lightly, but seriously, you have to question the mental health of someone in his position who would choose someone as vile and hideous as Paula Gretzky for a "life partner". There are so many beautiful, lovely girls out there that it would be so easy for someone in his position to meet one, but look at who he goes for - Gulbis and Gretzky, two of the most plastic and evil looking types you'd ever see.
I would beg thinking that there are some VERY serious issues that he has to deal with and being married to "party girl" with her past is going to be part of the problem, not the solution.
Reading between the lines, it is very possibly substance abuse - given that he talks about "self improvement", which is much more telling than simply "getting healthy", the more usual euphemism.
It sure ain't the issue of not being able to close out a major.