Dustin Johnson set for return to golf?

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Dustin Johnson shocked the golfing world earlier this year when he walked away from the game to ‘seek professional help’.

Nobody knew what to make of the statement and rumours quickly surfaced of Johnson failing another drugs test and being suspended by the PGA for six months.

Although the allegation was strongly denied by the PGA no statement was made from the Johnson camp to clarify the matter.

It is a strange set of circumstances that has offered no insight into what is actually going on and why Johnson sensationally walked away from the game.

There have been recent murmurs that Johnson is planning to return on February 5 for the Farmers Insurance Open.

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Should he return for that tournament it would just so happen to coincidently end a six month period of absence, which would add fuel to the drug suspension rumours.

It remains unlikely he will make his return on that particular tournament as his fiancée Paulina is due to give birth in that time period.

Johnson’s manager David Winkle has confirmed he is back training and is working hard on his game but no date has been set on his return.

Winkle said: "He has some thoughts but nothing definitive, it’s all baby dependent."

Swing coach Butch Harmon who has had an on off relationship with Johnson recently spoke of how well he sounded.

"I talked to him last week, he sounded good," Harmon explained. "The best I've heard in years, so I'm cautiously optimistic."


However with Johnson you are never far from controversy. Despite all the positive noises coming from his camp, Taylor Made, one of Johnson’s sponsors, have said they haven’t heard from the golfer since July.

Johnson is also involved in a legal dispute over his former lawyers allegedly stealing $3million from him.

One thing for sure is the life of Johnson is never dull and only he knows why he left and when he will return.

Whatever his reasons for leaving, he and the game of golf needs to move on from this dragging opera and concentrate on more on the course matters.

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