PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson announced a leave of absence from golf this week, citing personal problems. Right on cue came reports of multiple failed drug tests.
Johnson, who is engaged to Paulina Gretzky, issued a statement saying he is "taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately.”
“I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced."
The 30-year-old says he will focus on “committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation."
In doing so, in an undetermined time frame, "I am confident I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion.”
It appears there's more to this than this vague explanation suggests, however.