Paulina Gretzky says she received ‘awful things’ after husband Dustin Johnson joined LIV Golf

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Dustin Johnson was among the high-profile athletes who left the PGA Tour for LIV Golf in 2022 and worked his way to becoming the first championship of the renegade series.

The major decision to spurn the PGA Tour for the Saudi-backed league sparked unintended consequences. His wife, Paulina Gretzky, revealed during the newest season of the Netflix series “Full Swing” that she received death threats on social media over Johnson’s move.

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Paulina Gretzky on the 18th green during the LIV Golf Invitational – Las Vegas at Las Vegas Country Club on Feb. 10, 2024. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

“There were people sending death threats and awful, awful, awful things,” she said. “People were aggressive, that’s for sure, but that’s when I shut it down for a little bit and I was like ’I don’t need to look at this, everyone has an opinion on it and fine.’

“We have a little bit more time together now since things have changed a little, whereas before it was ‘go go go.’ We have more control now of how we do things,” she added. “The old life we had, it was ‘I had to take a back seat’ but now it feels like we’re in the front of the plane together flying. It was the right move.”

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky smooch

Dustin Johnson celebrates with his wife Paulina Gretzky after winning the individual trophy during the LIV Golf Invitational – Las Vegas on Feb. 10, 2024. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Johnson made clear during the show he had no regrets over jumping ship.

Gretzky previously opened up about her husband’s decision to move leagues in the first season of “Full Swing,” which debuted early last year – guaranteed money and increased time spent with family being the two major keys.

Dustin Johnson in Saudi

Dustin Johnson plays a tee shot during the LIV Golf Invitational – Jeddah at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club on March 01, 2024, in Saudi Arabia. (Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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This season, Johnson is second in the individual standings through three events. The 4Aces GC is sixth in the team standings.

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