Dustin Johnson left the journalists speechless during the press conference on Wednesday before the PGA Championship after he apparently suggested that his wife, Paulina Gretzky, was to blame for his recent back injury.
Fresh off his victory in liv Golf Tulsa, Johnson spoke to the media in Oak Hill about his recent performance and how he «pinched» his back against the PIF Saudi International in early February.
«I was ready at the beginning of the season, I was going to play in the Saudi International and I hurt my back just before that. So I didn’t hit balls for a few weeks until right before I was going to play against Mexico.» . So, it took me a while to come back.»
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When asked by a reporter about the level of his injury, Johnson replied: «I just pulled a muscle in my lower back.»
The reporter then asked if he hurt him by «spinning a stick or lifting a child.»
«No,» Johnson replied with a smile before adding, «Yeah, picking up a kid, just a bigger kid.»
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The entire press conference erupted in laughter, taking Johnson’s hint as he looked on with a big smile.
«I don’t know how to keep track of that,» a reporter replied.
The suggestion that the wife paulina gretzky was to blame for her back injury follows an Instagram post by her that showed the couple practicing on a golf simulator.
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«Night lessons from my husband», the daughter of the legendary Wayne Gretzky, NHL player he wrote on his Instagram Stories on Tuesday night.
Johnson is looking for his third career major after last winning the Masters in 2020.