Dustin Johnson's past in spotlight with reported suspension

Dustin Johnson's past in spotlight with reported suspension
August 3, 2014, 8:45 am
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Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour.
Statement from PGA Tour
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AKRON, Ohio – When one caddie here at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational received news of Dustin Johnson’s purported self-imposed leave of absence for the remainder of the PGA Tour season, he crowed, “What, did he hurt himself lifting another Jet Ski?”

That response was a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to Johnson missing three months of the 2012 season, which he explained away at the time as a back injury after that theoretical dockside incident.

It underscores a bigger relative story.

Amongst golf’s inner circle, Johnson’s transgressions are hardly secretive.

Now those outside of that circle are learning this, too.

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