SI: Johnson’s focus on golf return, first-time fatherhood

Barclays GolfFormer Coastal Carolina All-American golfer Dustin Johnson is looking for to the birth of his first child, and the rebirth of his PGA Tour career.

In this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, Johnson announced his plans to return to the Tour in early February at Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach, depending on the timing of girlfriend Pauline Gretzky’s delivery of their expectant child.

Johnson also addressed the “personal issues” that led to his five-month departure from competitive golf. He denied reports that he was suspended by the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine, and told SI that he did not have a problem with the drug.

Johnson said he has curbed his drinking but said most of his focus has been on personal growth and preparing to become a father. Johnson said he has also been working on his game and hopes to reach his full potential as both a golfer and a person in the future.

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