Dustin Johnson's agent: "He emphatically denied making any such statement!"

Dustin Johnson's agent has released a statement on behalf of the LIV Golf pro. 

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Wed, 26 Apr 2023
Dustin Johnson's agent: "He emphatically denied making any such statement!"

Dustin Johnson's agent has released a statement on behalf of the LIV Golf player after remarks were incorrectly attributed to the 4 Aces star. 

Shortly after Johnson's team claimed another team victory in Adelaide at The Grange there were some eyebrow-raising comments attributed to the two-time major champion. 

The Australian Associated Press reported Johnson putting the PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan firmly in his crosshairs. 

"We don't give a damn how he feels," Johnson was quoted as saying. "We know how he feels about us, so it's mutual." 

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Johnson resigned his PGA Tour membership when he joined the rival league last June, making it clear that he was grateful for his career on the established tour but the offer was simply too good to refuse. 

So it was surprising to see Johnson laying in to Monahan, who has been extremely critical of all those players who have so far made the leap to LIV. 

Turns out, it was Pat Perez who made those comments. That made more sense, given that Perez has been making continual jibes ever since he joined Johnson's 4 Aces. 

"I love it because we're here and the Tour is not," Perez said at LIV's first event of 2023 in Mayakoba, Mexico after the rival league swooped to secure the venue that previously World Wide Technology Championship. 

You may remember Perez was also the same player who tore into Monahan alongside Patrick Reed in Portland. 

"He [Monahan] doesn't listen to the players," Perez said. 

That being said, Johnson's team have moved to pour cold water on any suggestion that he was critical of Monahan. 

In a statement, his agent David Winkle said: 

"I spoke with Dustin from Singapore this morning, at which time he emphatically denied making any such statement. He elaborated by saying his actual response to the question was 'no comment.'"

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LIV spokesperson Jane MacNeille also backed up Johnson on social media, writing: "Dustin didn't say it, Pat did. AAP reported it incorrectly."

Johnson will be playing another LIV Golf event this week in Singapore. 

He won the individual competition in LIV's inaugural season but has so far struggled to replicate the form that saw him dominate in 2022. 

His 4 Aces have a comfortable lead over Joaquin Niemann's Torque in the team standings, but at the time of writing Johnson is 17th in the individual element. 

Peter Uihlein, who is in Johnson's team, leads the way. Uihlein is one of three LIV Golf players still involved in the litigation against the PGA Tour. 

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