Dustin Johnson, 36, wants to end a good year on a good note. After emerging as the champion from the 2020 Masters in November, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer will be taking advantage of his hard-earned downtime with his fiancée Paulina Gretzky, 32, and their kids Tatum, 5, and River, 3, to spend the holidays in Hawaii. Dustin revealed his family’s Christmas plans while gushing about Paulina in a new interview, published on Dec. 21.
“[Paulina’s] such a big supporter of mine…obviously with golf or any professional athlete, or even a business, you got to have somebody to support you,” Dustin told PEOPLE about the daughter of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, whom he’s been engaged to since 2013. He added, “I’ve spent a lot of time away from home, or at the golf course, or traveling on the road, whatever it is. So you need that special person, especially with the kids, she does a great job taking care of everything else so all I got to do is worry about golf.”
Merry Christmas everyone! pic.twitter.com/y7jzhayXQW
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) December 25, 2018
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky celebrating Christmas two years ago, in 2018. (Courtesy of Twitter/@DJohnsonPGA)
Dustin’s focus really is golf. While he may be vacationing far away in Hawaii, the South Carolina native will actually be close by for work. He’ll be competing in the PGA Tour’s January Sentry Tournament of Champions on Maui, which was also revealed during the interview. Before the champion golfer gets back to work on the course, however, he’s kick-starting his end of the year celebrations early.