Golfer Dustin Johnson clears the air on his cocaine problem

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One of the leading golfers on the PGA circuit, Dustin Johnson is facing quite a stiff season as he makes a comeback to the Golf Club. But in the recent past the one thing that everyone is really talking about is the golfers cocaine addiction.

Eight-time PGA Tour winner Dustin Johnson vehemently denied having a cocaine problem after he was reportedly suspended by the Tour for a positive drug test.

Johnson, who took a leave of absence from the Tour in late July, clarified that he did not go into rehab but simply brought in a group of experts, including a life coach to better handle the pressures surrounding him.

“I did not have a problem,” he said, specifically referring to cocaine, which was the cause of the positive drug test. “It’s just something I’m not going to get into. I have issues. But that’s not the issue.”

With the help of experts, Johnson said he got rid of drinking and partying ways. He also decided to shrink the number of people who are close to him, declining to name who was cut out of his inner circle.

When asked about his golf game, Johnson replied: “I don’t think I’ve even scratched the surface. And that was a really big part of what I’ve been doing, to help myself reach that potential.”

Johnson is engaged to Paulina Gretzky and expecting his first child with the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.

Johnson is expected to return to the PGA Tour soon, either at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines or the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, depending on the timing of the birth of their son…. MORE

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