Dustin Johnson misses cut at PGA Championship

It’s likely over for Dustin Johnson at the PGA Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The former world No. 1 had four bogeys and a double Friday en route to a second-straight 73 to finish his week 6-over-par and outside the cut line at a windswept Southern Hills Country Club.

The 37-year-old former world No. 1 closed with a pair of birdies on Nos. 8 and 9, but it wasn’t enough. It marks the third time in his last six majors that Johnson has uncharacteristically failed to make the cut.

That means that Johnson will likely board a private jet back home to his new wife, Paulina Gretzky, who did not appear to be with him at the tournament this week. On Thursday night, she attended a Florida Panthers game with her legendary hockey player father, Wayne Gretzky.

Meanwhile, some fans were not thrilled to see Johnson fail to advance to the weekend.

“Well that Dustin Johnson bet was stupid,” one fan tweeted.

“Oh my God,” another person tweeted. “Dustin Johnson is playing like he would rather be with Paulina Gretzky than make the cut at the PGA Championship.”

Dustin Johnson missed the cut for the third time in his last six majors Friday at the PGA.
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Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky during their wedding weekend.
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky during their wedding weekend.
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Johnson, who has two career major titles to his resume (the 2016 U.S. Open and 2020 Masters) should be just fine, though. He is after all a newlywed after the longtime couple, who announced their engagement in 2013, tied the knot late last month at the lavish Blackberry Farm resort in Tennessee.

Earlier this week, Gretzky shared a video from the couple’s elaborate nuptials, which showed Johnson reciting his vows to the mother of his young sons — Tatum, 7, and River, 4, also appear in the video. The stunning footage featured an intimate look inside the couple’s star-studded reception, which included a performance by Kid Rock, who covered Chris Stapleton’s “Joy of My Life.”

Though it sounds like his wife Paulina did most of the work when it came to the details.

“Paulina did an unbelievable job with the wedding,” Johnson said earlier this week. “I really didn’t have to do much. I helped for about half an hour with the seating chart. That was about it. That was my whole contribution.”

Johnson was also well attired, though. “I wore three suits, he said. “One Thursday, one Friday, one Saturday.”