Golf Channel Insider Tim Rosaforte reported Wednesday night that Johnson is at a golf resort in Northern Idaho, spending time with his fiancé, Paulina Gretzky, and her family.
After Johnson skipped the WGC-Bridgestone last week for “personal reasons,” his agent, David Winkle, issued a statement that Johnson would be taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to overcome "personal challenges." A day later, Golf.com reported according to a source that Johnson is serving a six-month suspension for a positive cocaine test, which the Tour subsequently denied.
“Most thought [the announcement] was a hint that he was going to a treatment center,” Rosaforte said on Wednesday’s edition of “Live From the PGA.” “Instead, he’s been up in Northern Idaho at Gozzer Ranch [Golf and Lake Club], hanging out with the Gretzky family, caddying for Paulina in the club’s ladies’ member-guest, and playing a lot of golf, playing almost every day.
“He shot 61 this week, could have been a 59.”
Rosaforte added that Winkle would not directly confirm to Golf Channel Johnson’s specific whereabouts “but did say that he’s been in touch with [Johnson] every day, that he’s in good spirits, and that he appreciates all the support he’s received from the people on the Tour.”
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