Report: Johnson, Gretzky expecting their first child

golf-johnsonandpaulineAfter putting down his golf bag, Dustin Johnson may be carrying a diaper bag in the near future.

The former Coastal Carolina golfer and Myrtle Beach resident is on the verge of becoming a father as his fiance, Pauline Gretzky, posted a picture on Instagram this week revealing that she is pregnant. The two have been engaged for over a year but have not yet announced a wedding date.

“@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with you all our amazing news … we’re having a baby!!” the daughter of NHL Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, said in the post.

The big news comes as Johnson is in the midst of taking time off from the PGA Tour to “seek professional help for personal challenges.” According to a Golf.com report, Johnson is suspended from the Tour after testing positive for cocaine for a second time, although the PGA Tour denies the report.

Johnson, 30, was vague when he announced that he was taking a leave of absence from golf on July 31, and he did not give an indication of when he might return. But after missing the FedEx playoffs, withdrawing from the Ryder Cup and now expecting his first child, it will likely be next season before he returns to the PGA Tour.

Photo courtesy of PGA Tour

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