After five months of silence, Dustin Johnson has finally told his side of the story. Apparently it was Booze and not Blow that has kept him out of action since July 2014.
“I did not have a (cocaine) problem. It’s just something I’m not going to get into. I have issues. But that’s not the issue.”
This was the stand out quote from an exclusive interview with sports illustrated where Dustin Johnson declared that booze not cocaine was the vice that he has been dealing with the past 6 months. The 30 year old Johnson is reportedly so tied to the booze that he bet his future father in law Wayne Gretzky and his pals $1,000 that he could have a dry January. Dustin is engaged to Paulina Gretzky and the two are expecting a child in 2015. Johnson also reportedly shrunk the number of close people around him, deciding to cut a few people from his inner circle.
“I don’t miss waking up with a hangover, and I didn’t drink very often. It was just when I did it was a little too much. My way of getting rid of it (stress) was drinking or partying. Yeah, that might work for that day or the next week, but eventually everything keeps piling up.”
So now you know that it was alcohol abuse and not drugs that lead to DJ taking 6 months off. WAIT A MINUTE!
Looking back on our notes from the article on DJ in August 2014, we noticed two main rumors that were swirling when this story broke that have yet to be resolved.
(1) Fox Sports golf analyst Robert Lusetich elaborated on his purported “indiscretions” on Twitter. “Not a huge secret either that [Dustin Johnson] had affairs with 2 wives of PGA Tour players. One broke up the marriage”
(2) The New York Daily News is reporting that Dustin Justin has failed his third drug test since 2009. His first was for marijuana use however his failure in 2012 and this most recent are reportedly for use of cocaine.
These questions still remain unanswered . Did the PGA tour suspend Johnson for failed drug tests or not? Was Robert Lusetich right or wrong with his report? Why was there so much secrecy surrounding this issue from the start if it was just too much partying?
I guess we will need to wait until his return to the PGA tour so we can ask further questions. That date has not yet been announced but we are looking to the Farmer’s Insurance Open as the likely target. The AT&T at Pebble would be too relaxed of an event with a lot of celebrity influences hanging around for a proper re-introduction to professional golf. Still so many questions!
Johnson’s reported vice was a Grey Goose Vodka and Soda with a twist of lime. On a personal note, that is a solid drink order and a go to post round beverage for any golfer, hack or pro!