Paulina Gretzky Reveals the Incredible Work Ethic of Dustin Johnson: ‘He Was Going to Work at McDonalds’

Published 12/03/2021, 1:06 PM EST
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Dustin Johnson and partner Paulina Gretzky celebrate after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

We often see Paulina Gretzky supporting Dustin Johnson on the PGA Tour, especially during major championships. Most recently, we saw her at the Whistling Straits for Ryder Cup, supporting Team USA along with her partner. Recently, Paulina, who is engaged to Dustin Johnson, revealed the incredible work ethic of the former World No.1.

She recently appeared on the Pillows and Beer podcast and talked about DJ’s grit and determination, right from his early days on the Tour. Notably, while the couple is all set to tie the knot, the exact date for the same is unknown. 

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Paulina Gretzky reveals the work ethic of Dustin Johnson

Dustin Johnson is one of the best golfers currently on the PGA Tour. He has 24 PGA Tour wins and two major championship victories in his career so far. Recently, Paulina opened up on his work ethic, recalling his initial days of struggle. 

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“Dustin has worked for everything. His college coach told me that he was going to work at McDonald’s! This is a guy who has literally grinded from day one,” said Paulina. “He’s in his element. That’s what he does: golf, and it’s such a hard sport. I’m not one to get excited (at PGA Tour events). I don’t get how people jump up and down. I don’t know how they do all that stuff. That’s just not in my DNA.”

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Dustin Johnson kisses his partner Paulina Gretzky after Team USA win The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder

“I am so proud of Dustin, but I’m living it the whole week, and the anxiety that I’m feeling for him, I have to keep that under wraps,” she added.

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Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson is currently on vacation mode. Notably, he has competed on the Tour only once since the Ryder Cup. As a result of the same, he has slipped down to the third spot on the OWGR as Collin Morikawa has been on an incredible run since the Ryder Cup, making his way up the ranks. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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