Some injuries happen off the golf course! While Dustin Johnson, 38, was chatting with reporters on May 17, one day ahead of the PGA Championship, he was asked how he injured his back a few months ago. Rather than give an explicit answer, the golf champion opted to use a bit of innuendo regarding his wife, Paulina Gretzky, 34. “I just pulled a muscle in my lower back,” he explained. When the reporter pressed further and asked if Dustin had hurt himself “swinging a club or lifting up a kid,” he replied, “No. Yeah, lifting up a kid, just a bigger kid.”
After the athlete made the joke, the room responded with laughter, as Dustin grinned. “I’m done,” the reporter quipped, before another added, “I don’t know how to follow that up.” His latest press conference appearance comes on the heels of his first victory of the year at LIV Golf Tulsa on May 14, per AP. He overcame a triple bogey during the round of golf on Sunday, making it his second win since he joined LIV Golf in 2022.