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Dustin Johnson taking a leave of absence from tour, Suspended for cocaine use

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According to Golf Channel's Jason Sobel via Twitter:
 
More from Dustin Johnson: "I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced."
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Breaking news from Dustin Johnson: "I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately."
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What could these "personal challenges" be?
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Wow.  Hopefully everything will be okay with the guy.

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Could be drug use. Could be mental health. Dustin's always seemed like a guy who would be bottling things up.

I wish him the best.
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I've heard rumors that it's a drug problem, like cocaine. Not sure how valid.
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Just saw the news about this, interesting. I sure hope he's okay.
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I hope he's okay. I wish him the best.
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Most likely he has girl friend problems. That's just a guess on my part. He's been (allegedly) dating Gulbis, and Gretsky. If he has to chose between the two, he'd be better off going with Gretsky. I've seen Gulbis with out her make-up caked on. 

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Most likely he has girl friend problems. That's just a guess on my part. He's been (allegedly) dating Gulbis, and Gretsky. If he has to chose between the two, he'd be better off going with Gretsky. I've seen Gulbis with out her make-up caked on. 
He's already married to Paulina Gretzky...they're both not amazing imo lol
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Here's his full statement

 

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"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."

 

 

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I've heard rumors that it's a drug problem, like cocaine. Not sure how valid.

 

Yeah earlier in the year I was hearing rumors that he has a cocaine problem.

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Most likely he has girl friend problems. That's just a guess on my part. He's been (allegedly) dating Gulbis, and Gretsky. If he has to chose between the two, he'd be better off going with Gretsky. I've seen Gulbis with out her make-up caked on. 
Dude, really???



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.
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Yeah earlier in the year I was hearing rumors that he has a cocaine problem.
I really hope it's not true, because that is some life-ruining awful shit. And if it is true, I hope he's getting good care.
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He's a genuine talent.  Hopefully he weathers this storm, whatever it is.

 

With the Golf Channel crowd, it's unlikely he'll be able to do it peacefully or privately...

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What a damn shame, he's had a pretty good year too. 

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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.

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I would have to go with substance abuse as well. Would explain a 'leave' from the tour entirely, like for a 30 or 60-day stint in rehab. I wish him well. Have fought those demons myself.

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Some random commenters on barstoolsports say that he did a ton of cocaine at Coastal.  Take that with a gram of salt.  I mean, a grain.

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Who cares, lets all just hope he gets well and give the dude some privacy.
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