With his FedEx Cup victory, Dustin Johnson cemented his status as one of the finest players of the times – all under the adoring watch of his partner, Paulina Gretzky. The win at the 2020 Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta marked Johnson's first career FedEx Cup.
He entered Monday's final round with a five-stroke lead and parlayed it into a three-stroke win. Johnson (36) capped a two-under-par 68 with a birdie at the last to seal a three-stroke victory and earn the FedEx Cup playoff title and a spectacular $15 million in prize money.
He finished with a 21-under-par total at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta — three shots clear of Americans Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Being Johnson’s better half has more advantages than those giant winner’s cheques.
Gretzky and Johnson have been engaged since 2013.
On Monday, Paulina Gretzky had a front row seat to watch Johnson seal his Tour Championship victory at the course at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. This, while her family struggled to watch the tournament at all from home!
“When the power goes out but you have to watch @djohnsonpga WIN,” Ty Gretzky’s wife, Sara, posted to her Instagram story, showing the woodsy scenery. Johnson and fiancée Paulina Gretzky celebrated his Tour Championship win with a FaceTime call with their sons, but not before Gretzky kissed her man to congratulate him.
Johnson, has playing his A-game in recent weeks, including last month’s Northern Trust. That particular victory was an emotional triumph for Gretzky. As Johnson competed in Massachusetts, Gretzky paid tribute to the pair’s special cheerleader, her late aunt.
“Rest in Peace my beautiful aunt Cindy,” the 31-year-old posted to her Instagram story at the time. “I know we have an angel watching over us & cheering on dustin today.. i miss you already”. In a separate post, Gretzky shared a video of the couple’s two sons, Tatum, 5, and River, 3, gushing over Johnson.
“Dad’s the best,” Tatum said in the sweet clip, also calling him the “best golfer”. Johnson has been one of the most consistent performers all year, and he earned a celebration as a result.