Was Dustin Johnson Drunk During the Ryder Cup 2020 Press Conference?

Published 09/27/2021, 4:04 PM EDT
Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Dustin Johnson and Team USA’s Xander Schauffele spray sparkling wine as they celebrate after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Brian Snyder


Everybody knows Dustin Johnson likes to party hard after winning an event. DJ has a great personality and is of great value for a press conference on the PGA Tour. However, when you throw in a couple of beers and some champagne after a Ryder Cup win, the man is simply comedy gold. 

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Recently, Johnson entered the record books by winning all five matches as Team USA dismantled Europe with a score of 19-9.

Moreover, after this enthralling victory, the entire team sat in front of the media for a press conference. And, after watching the press conference, many people believed that DJ was drunk during the presser. But is it true? Let us find out. 

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Was Dustin Johnson drunk at the Ryder Cup press conference?

Dustin Johnson is always in a light mood when he sits in front of the media. However, this time, he seemed in a buoyant mood following the win. Yes, everyone was understandably in a buoyant mood.

But none more so than DJ, who was keen to constantly say something on the mic. So, if one carefully observes the entire press conference, one might believe that DJ did get a bit tipsy. Here are a few things that hint towards the same.

Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 26, 2021 Team USA’s Dustin Johnson celebrates with champagne after winning The Ryder Cup REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

During the presser, Steve Stricker was talking about getting a tattoo and how he was a bit skeptical about it. However, suddenly, DJ said that he’d get a tattoo on his a**cheeks if the Team U.S. captain doesn’t want to do it alone.  

Moreover, one journalist asked DJ an interesting question. He said whether he will, share a bed with Morikawa as Fleetwood and Molinari did it in 2018. DJ, without any hesitation, replied: “If you want me to, I’m not scared.” 

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Furthermore, they asked DJ whether as the oldest player in the Team USA lineup, if he has the stamina to out-party the rest of the team. “Abso-****-lutely,” he responded, before saying “next question” repeatedly. 

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DJ kept chipping in throughout the press conference and said some hilarious things. Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka was laughing with Justin Thomas as he has seen this version of DJ before, and he knew it was about to go off the rails.

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So one can imagine that Dustin Johnson woke up with a solid headache this morning. Moreover, it is also likely that Johnson might not even remember many of the things he spoke. 

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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. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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