Dustin Johnson He finished a tie for second with Peter Uihlein, three strokes behind winner Cameron Smith at LIV Golf Chicago over the weekend. the event Johnson received over $1.8 million in prize money.
As the Saudi-backed tour continues to try to gain a foothold in the larger golf scene, players like Johnson have been asked a lot of tough questions about largely breaking away from the PGA during press events at LIV stations. One of the most notable—albeit less politically charged—that Johnson faced in Chicago came Friday from one of the people behind the golf social media company Drunk by the Turn, sharing Johnson’s wife Paulina Gretzky, daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky. .
Johnson was asked, “As an avid fisherman, I was just wondering…if you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life, would you rather take a fishing pole or a Polina if you had one option?”
“I can’t answer that question,” Johnson said, laughing at the hilarious question before moving on.
The 38-year-old Johnson, a 24-time PGA Tour winner, is one of the biggest names to have jumped to the LIV Tour of golf, Take a contract worth $125 million over five years. Earlier this month, he claimed his first win at LIV Golf, returning home to the Boston Championship event with a score of -15, defeating Anirban Lahiri and Joaquín Niemann.
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