Dustin Johnson’s Fiancee Paulina Gretzky Shares Unfortunate News Ahead of Ryder Cup 2021

Published 09/17/2021, 1:00 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – NOVEMBER 15: Dustin Johnson of the United States walks with fiancée Paulina Gretzky after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 15, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)


The Ryder Cup 2021 is just a few days away and Team U.S. is already at Whistling Straits getting heavy with practice. The American reputation in this tournament has been damaged over the last few editions and it is upto Dustin Johnson and the rest of the squad to go out there and win it this year. 

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Dustin Johnson is an experienced Ryder Cup campaigner. The former World No. 1 has made four appearances in the biennial event in the past and is all set for his fifth. However, Johnson might not have his lady love cheering him on from the sidelines at Whistling Straits this year. 

Paulina Gretzky is down with a leg injury 

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About a few days ago, Dustin Johnson’s fiancee Paulina Gretzky shared unfortunate news through her Instagram profile. The 32-year-old posted a story wearing a huge cast on her left leg, and wrote: “Just my luck before the Ryder Cup.”

Since it was an Instagram story, the image automatically vanished after 24 hours. However, one can view it here. Just last week, Gretzky and Johnson were spotted partying on a boat with their friends. A few days later, she picks up an injury that requires placing a cast on her leg. 

Paulina was gutted that she has injured herself just before the Ryder Cup. But will this injury keep her out from supporting Dustin Johnson at the Ryder Cup? Guess we’ll have to wait to find out! 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 07: Dustin Johnson of the United States celebrates with his partner Paulina Gretzky on the 18th green after winning the FedEx Cup in the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 07, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The pair recently revealed their wedding location but did not give a confirmation about the date. Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky got engaged in 2013 and have two kids together. 

How has Dustin Johnson performed in the Ryder Cup?

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Dustin Johnson made his Ryder Cup debut in 2010. Since then he’s amassed a 7-9-0 record, which would not be an impressive sight for many Americans. However, Johnson remains an integral part of the squad owing to his experience. 

Johnson’s singles record at the Ryder Cup is 3-1-0, meaning that he is good when it comes to one-on-one matches. He seems to struggle in the four-ball and the four-some formats, which has always been the case for Team U.S. 

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The Europeans have won the last seven out of nine Ryder Cup tournaments. Can Steve Stricker and his men put an end to their dominance this year? 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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