LOS ANGELES — It sounds like Wayne Gretzky had some stern words with his future son-in-law, Dustin Johnson, long before revelations of Johnson’s hard-partying ways hit the press.
But Johnson is far from alone, as golf has seen its fair share of bad boys through the years.RELATED PHOTOS: Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky '' I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced,'' Johnson said. It's the second time in two years that Johnson has missed a major under curious circumstances.'' By committing the time and resources necessary to improve my mental health, physical well-being and emotional foundation, I am confident that I will be better equipped to fulfill my potential and become a consistent champion.'' He asked for privacy ''as I embark upon this mission of self-improvement.'' The PGA Championship starts next Thursday at Valhalla, but there is more big golf to follow. He pulled out of the Masters in 2012, saying that he tweaked his back while lifting a jet ski.AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for ''personal challenges,'' putting him out of the PGA Championship and raising questions about whether he will be at the Ryder Cup at the end of September.In a statement Thursday from his agent at Hambric Sports Management, the 30-year-old Johnson said his leave of absence was effective immediately.