Tag Archives: Dustin Johnson

Nov
2
2014
Dustin Johnson sues

Dustin Johnson conned by his attorneys

Dustin Johnson filed a lawsuit with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia last week against the firm of Morris Hardwick Schneider, which formerly represented the golfer. Johnson is allegedly the victim of a theft and extortion scheme carried out by the firm’s former managing partner Nathan Hardwick, the firm’s current managing partner Mark Wittstadt, and Gerard (Rod) Wittstadt, who are the named defendants in the complaint.

The suit claims that Hardwick, who “played a particularly unique and significant role of trust and confidence, serving as one of Mr. Johnson’s primary advisors on all matters relating to his career as a professional golfer, as well as an officer in Mr. Johnson’s professional corporation,” and the Wittstadts used their positions to steal $3 million from him — while claiming they’d pay him back $4 million for his “investment.” Then, when the first two payments were missed in September and October and Johnson created a stir about getting paid, the defendants threatened to expose confidential information they learned in the course of representing and advising him.

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Aug
6
2014

 

According to Tim Rosaforte of the Golf Channel, Dustin Johnson has been spending time playing golf and caddying for his fiance Paulina Gretzky in Northern Idaho. This report comes on the heels of Johnson’s ‘leave of absence’ from the PGA TOUR, which is under intense scrutiny by close observers of the golf world.

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Jul
31
2014
Johnson searching for inner peace?

Johnson searching for inner peace?

Dustin Johnson announced on Thursday that he will take time away from golf to seek help for “personal challenges.” While we don’t know what these are specifically, we do know Johnson will miss the PGA Championship and the FedExCup PLAYOFFS, along with the Ryder Cup, where he was fifth in the points standings — which might prove costly for the U.S. team.

Johnson, who abruptly withdrew from the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational earlier this week, is arguably America’s most consistent player this season. Here’s the statement released through his management company: 

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Jul
29
2014

As always, some of you asked where you could watch my work for the Open Championship. The only real answer to that is if you live in Asia, I’m on the preview (or post-round) show on Fox Sports, and I also make regular appearances on Fox Sports Central. Since I know most of my reader base is North America and UK-based, you obviously can’t watch.

I’ve picked several features and interviews from the week at Royal Liverpool covering the Open — which was, as always, a complete blast. First, let’s check out the local area…

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Jul
18
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under The Open Championship

 

One of the few players in the field who has the firepower to match Rory is Dustin Johnson. DJ shot a seven-under 65 to get to eight-under total, four strokes behind McIlroy. Johnson is one of the best players in the game, and he will have an opportunity to win his first major this weekend.

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