Professional golfer Dustin Johnson may have found a lucky charm in girlfriend Paulina Gretzky, daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.
The 29-year-old South Carolina native is a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour and goes from a +3 to a -11 in the hunt at the Canadian Open.
But it’s his relationship with Paulina that has brought him even more attention from the media and paparazzi. In an interview with ET Canada, Dustin said that his actor girlfriend (she recently appeared in Grown Ups 2) provides him with plenty of support.
“I [came home] on Thursday and I was really frustrated and in a bad mood, but she always makes me smile and feel better and tells me you will play better tomorrow, it’s OK,”; he said.
The two met at a dinner hosted by Paulina’s parents, Wayne and Janet. “We were friends for a long time before we started dating,”; he admits. But don’t expect him to be tutoring Wayne on the golf course–because he apparently doesn’t need any help.
“Wayne plays pretty good. He’s a good golfer so he doesn’t need any tips… We just go out and have fun… And just enjoy it.”;
When pressed to share how he feels about the added attention he and Paulina receive, he said, “I think we do very well as far as handling it… We are having a lot of fun and she’s been really good, very supportive.”;