Report: Dustin Johnson suspended from PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine
According to Golf.com, Dustin Johnson’s recent ‘break away from golf’ is due to a suspension after the 30-year-old tested positive for cocaine.
Johnson’s management company, Hambric Sports Management, recently announced that the South Carolina star was to take a break from golf for the foreseeable future stating he was going “to seek professional help for personal challenges [he has] faced.”
However, recent revelations reveal that his break isn’t exactly voluntary. According to Golf.com: “Dustin Johnson is serving a six-month suspension from the PGA Tour after testing positive for cocaine, a source has told Golf.com.
“According to the source, Johnson has failed three drug tests: one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine, in 2012 and 2014. He was previously suspended for the 2012 failed test, but that suspension was never made public. Under the PGA Tour’s drug-testing policies, the Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs.”
That mean’s Johnson will miss the PGA Championship in Louisville, the FedEx Cup playoff series and the Ryder Cup which will be held in Scotland in September.
You can read the rest of Golf.com’s report on the matter over here.