Report: Paulina Gretzky received death threats following DJ's LIV Golf move

Paulina Gretzky has revealed that things took a dark turn after her husband, Dustin Johnson, signed a big-money move with the Saudi-backed LIV Tour. 

Report: Paulina Gretzky received death threats following DJ's LIV Golf move
Report: Paulina Gretzky received death threats following DJ's LIV Golf move

Dustin Johnson's glamorous wife Paulina Gretzky has revealed her husband received death threats after he left the PGA Tour for LIV. 

Johnson, 39, caused shockwaves throughout the golf world when he signed for the breakaway tour in 2022 for a reported $150m.

He became the captain of the 4Aces and achieved immediate success, winning $35m in his first year on tour.

LIV attracted some of the biggest names in the game when it burst onto the scene, with the likes of Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka all joining to captain their own respective teams. 

Despite the obvious financial rewards the Johnson family received from joining the league, Paulina revealed that some surprisingly dark consequences came with it, too. 

Paulina highlighted in season two of Netflix hit golf show Full Swing that the abuse she suffered as a result of Johnson's move forced her to move away from social media. 

And she also opened up on the topic further in a recent interview with GOLF's Claire Rogers. 

"People [were] sending death threats and awful, awful, awful things," she said. 

"People were aggressive that's for sure. But that's when I shut it down for a little bit. I was like I don't need to look at this. Everyone has an opinion on it. Fine."

Watch the full interview below.

Despite the abuse, Paulina claimed that the move has been incredibly beneficial for their family, with Johnson being able to spend more time at home with their two children, River and Tatum, thanks to LIV's shortened season. 

She continued:

"We have a little bit more time together now since things have changed a little, whereas before, it was like, go go go.
"We have more control now of how we do things. That old life that we had, I had to take a backseat, but now it feels like we're in the front of the plane together flying. It was the right move."

Johnson has already tasted success in 2024 with LIV having won in Las Vegas

The two-time major champion finished one shot clear of Smash GC's Talor Gooch, marking his third victory on the breakaway tour.

As well as three regular season wins, Johnson also won LIV's first season-long individual award, which pocketed him an eye-watering $18m.

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