Dustin Johnson’s fiancee Paulina Gretzky has been there every step of the way as he attempts to win his first green jacket.
Johnson, 36, only managed nine holes on Friday (AEDT) before darkness set in due to delayed tee times following a morning storm in Augusta, Georgia. But the former world number one was off early Saturday to finish his first round and posted a 7-under to tie for first with Paul Casey and Dylan Frittelli.
Cheering him on in the background both days was Gretzky.
The 31-year-old is often a regular on the course when DJ is teeing off and has heads turning when fans are in attendance, which is not the case this week.
Johnson met Gretzky in 2009, but they didn’t start dating until 2013. Seven months later, the pair got engaged. They have two sons — 5-year-old Tatum and 3-year-old River.
She comes from sporting royalty and is the daughter of legendary Canadian hockey player Wayne Gretzky.
Johnson, who won the US Open in 2016, revealed in September how his other half plays a big part in his game.
“She’s a huge part of me, our family and my success,” Johnson said. “She’s home with the kids, and has been great with that, and just has been a huge supporter for me, with everything I need to do. She understands everything it takes to get to where you want to be and the sacrifices you have to make.
“Having her dad as the greatest hockey player, she understands. You couldn’t ask for a better partner.”
– The Sun
Originally published as Paulina Gretzky watches DJ’s charge
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