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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". 
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.

You never cease to amuse me sir, vile and hideous - funny shit.

I too wish DJ well...
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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.

 

Totally agree. They're human just like the rest of us, and can get caught up in bad habits just as easily (if not, more easily). Having a boat load of cash and access to just about anything you want, can test a man's will power, I imagine. Looked like him and his wife were living the rockstar lifestyle for awhile there...maybe it caught up to him/them. Seems like an OK guy, and I'm sure he'll figure it all out.

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Who cares.

Well, if we're being honest, I wouldn't mind a list of which golfers are partying hard.

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Well, if we're being honest, I wouldn't mind a list of which golfers are partying hard.
Anthony Kim would be at the top of he list...If he still counts as a golfer
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I won't sound as sure about Paulina Gretzky's moral foundation as @Shorty, but I've sure gotta agree that from the public evidence she offers, choosing to marry her is an epic mistake that would be made only by someone who makes poor choices.  Wouldn't be at all surprised if a drinking or coke habit went along with that kind of choice.  Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if he MET her at a debaucherous rich people's coke party.

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He doesn't.  Golf Channel confirmed not long ago he has given up golf... he doesn't even play it recreationally anymore.

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He doesn't.  Golf Channel confirmed not long ago he has given up golf... he doesn't even play it recreationally anymore.
That's awful, I know this is way OT, but jeezus man what a waste of talent.
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That's awful, I know this is way OT, but jeezus man what a waste of talent.

 

Indeed.  Here's to hoping DJ gets the help he needs for whatever is wrong and gets back soon.  It'd be a shame to see his talent go to waste as well.

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It's a shame. He was playing pretty good, too. Contended at the British Open and was 4th in the Fed Ex Cup. Will be interesting to see if he plays the Ryder Cup.

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

Clearly the golfing world cares very much.

It's a big story.

But you can already see the couch interview down the track with Dianne Sawyer ore Oprah  v  e   r   y   slowly shaking their heads with eyes squinted as he recounts his struggles down the track, with Paula looking all lady like and respectable next to him.

 

If it is drugs, my sympathy is limited. Did he not get the memo that they have a tendency to do the opposite of what people think? The one that every child has been given on a weekly basis from age 5?

If he's a "role model" and that's what he's out for, he has lost a supporter.

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Clearly the golfing world cares very much.
It's a big story.
As in who cares about debating gulbis/gretzky
post #30 of 455
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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...


Get ready for some Brandel talk later tonight.

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As in who cares about debating gulbis/gretzky

Fair enough, but it's a pointer towards his character and the kind of person he is.

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I'm sure Taylormade isnt too happy with this. He's just about their biggest marketing tool. I also heard this morning on MD that Taylormade/Adidas is really struggling and they are having issues even selling discounted old inventory. That combined with one of their top pros to advertise through, cannot be good for them. I would imagine they are gonna quickly pick up another talent and when DJ does return, he may not be a Taylormade player. That story was saying Nike is really blowing their competitors out of the water; which kinda surprises me because sure they have the top 2 names in TW and Rory, but Taylormade has the depth.

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I'm sure Taylormade isnt too happy with this. He's just about their biggest marketing tool. I also heard this morning on MD that Taylormade/Adidas is really struggling and they are having issues even selling discounted old inventory. That combined with one of their top pros to advertise through, cannot be good for them. I would imagine they are gonna quickly pick up another talent and when DJ does return, he may not be a Taylormade player. That story was saying Nike is really blowing their competitors out of the water; which kinda surprises me because sure they have the top 2 names in TW and Rory, but Taylormade has the depth.
They still have sergio ;)
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They still have sergio ;)


Well aware but age isnt on his side and a lot of people dont like him. DJ is like Taylormade's Rickie Fowler. Kids love him.

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Well aware but age isnt on his side and a lot of people dont like him. DJ is like Taylormade's Rickie Fowler. Kids love him.
Yup yup, and Serg isn't exactly the best person to market with at kids
post #36 of 455
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Originally Posted by Shorty View Post

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.
"Plastic and evil looking types"

What the hell? Do you know them personally? Did they run over your dog?

So what if he's married to a party girl? There's nothing wrong with party girls, just as they're is nothing inherently good about people who don't party.
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