Report: Dustin Johnson Suspended For Cocaine Use
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/1/14
Dustin Johnson's "personal challenges" are quite serious, indeed: According to an unnamed source who supplied information to Golf Magazine, the South Carolina-born golfer has been suspended by the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine.

The source says that Johnson has actually failed three drug tests: The first for marijuana in 2009, followed by two for cocaine — the first in 2012 and now this second episode.

We wish would could say that we are surprised by this development, but the fact is that rumors of cocaine use by Johnson have been spread not only on the web, but around the golf world in general over the last two years. Previously, Johnson reportedly had an injured back when he missed two months of the 2012 PGA Tour season. But the magazine's source says that Johnson was actually serving a suspension for the now-revealed first positive test for cocaine.

As for Johnson's "wild side" lifestyle, that too is worse than originally thought; Johnson is reported to have had what the magazine calls "a sexual indescretion with at least one wife of a PGA Tour player." Other reports elsewhere say that Johnson's actions "wrecked" one marriage.

It also turns out that Johnson's agent, Hambric Sports Management president David Winkle, has been lying and misleading several golf reporters all along. Earlier this week, Winkle texted one reporter from Sports Illustrated working on the Johnson story, "don't believe everything you hear." Obviously, this is not the only time Mr. Winkle has lied to the press:

In that May 15, 2012 story for CBS Sports, Elling quoted the agent:
"Dustin is not serving a drug suspension," Winkle said evenly. "I will make it clear — he has been injured. He is playing golf again, he is very rusty but champing at the bit to get back out there.

"He just didn't feel like he was quite ready to play," Winkle said.
Winkle's corporate bio on the Hambric web site touts his "integrity and unyielding devotion" to his clients.  (Umm, not anymore!)  While a manager/agent lying for a drug-addicted client is not unprecedented, this will not reflect well on CEO Rocky Hambric and his company.

We do hope Johnson straightens out his life — but he will clearly also need to straighten out his lifestyle. In addition, the questions will also turn toward his wild-child fiancĂ©e, Paulina Gretzky. And surely the people at Golf Digest are now regretting their controversial cheesecake magazine cover even more than before.

The PGA Tour and commissioner Tim Finchem have come under fire for a long time for their policy of remaining silent on players suspensions. Yesterday, when the story of Johnson's "leave of absence" made the news, PGA Tour player Bob Estes made it known that he is tired of the status quo. Keep in mind, this was roughly 21 hours before news of Johnson's suspension broke:

Not surprisingly, PGA Tour Executive Vice President Ty Votaw has refused any further comment.

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