Wayne Gretzky tells future son-in-law Dustin Johnson to get his act together

 

 
 
 
 
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, left, is engaged to hockey great Wayne Gretzkys daughter, Paulina.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
 
 

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, left, is engaged to hockey great Wayne Gretzkys daughter, Paulina. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky warned his troubled future son-in-law Dustin Johnson: Smarten up, or else.

Johnson — who had reportedly been suspended by the PGA for cocaine abuse — is engaged to the Great One’s party girl daughter, Paulina.

Now, Fox News is reporting that the highest scorer in NHL history had a heart-to-heart with Johnson, 30, in the days leading up to his shock announcement that he was taking a break from the tour.

Gretzky was unequivocal with Johnson, Fox reports, that if he didn’t get help and clean up his act, the wedding was off. The Brantford, Ont., native even offered the golfer help and encouragement.

“He’s had drug problems for a while and the PGA always tried to keep it on the low. But because of his high-profile relationship, people figured it would come out sooner or later,” a golf insider told Fox, adding that a trip to rehab has been in the cards for a while.

Johnson made the announcement last week that he was taking a “voluntary leave of absence” from tour to “seek professional help for personal challenges.”

While the PGA denied he had been suspended, the golfer’s wild ways were no secret.

Golf.com earlier reported that Johnson was a frequent flyer at local bars near his Florida mansion. The website also suggested that Johnson had torpedoed a fellow golfer’s marriage with an affair.

In addition, Golf.com said the dope allegations were nothing new and that Johnson had tested positive for cocaine this year and in 2012 and also for marijuana in 2009.

Johnson’s meltdown has also put an unflattering spotlight on Paulina Gretzky, who has come under fire from PGA insiders for “distracting” him from his game.

The couple had planned to marry this autumn but she told Golf Digest the affair had been put on ice because of scheduling conflicts.

Also under fire is the PGA itself. The golf governing body has been less than transparent with its wayward stars and typically does not reveal drug transgressions.

“The term ‘punishment’ can be pretty elastic when everything happens in secret,” Matthew Rudy wrote in Golf Digest, adding that the marketing trumps “basic fairness.”

“Dustin isn’t a household name yet the way Tiger Woods or Alex Rodriguez are, so companies will likely sit it out and see how he performs when he’s back on the course,” sports lawyer Andrew Morton told Fox News.

 
 
 
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PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, left, is engaged to hockey great Wayne Gretzkys daughter, Paulina.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
 

PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, left, is engaged to hockey great Wayne Gretzkys daughter, Paulina. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

 
PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, left, is engaged to hockey great Wayne Gretzkys daughter, Paulina.
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY - JUNE 21:  Dustin Johnson attends with Paulina Gretzky the BMW International Open 25th Anniversary Party at Rilano No.6 Lenbach Palais on June 21, 2013 in Munich, Germany.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For BMW)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Dustin Johnson (L) and Wayne Gretzky wait on the 17th tee during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 9, 2013 in Pebble Beach, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25:  Wayne Gretzky and family pose while attending the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium on January 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18:  Dustin Johnson of the USA nurses a Koala with his partner Paulina Gretzky as she nurses a Joey during day two of the Perth International at Lake Karrinyup Country Club on October 18, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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