In the third round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions last week in Maui, Natalie Gulbis was seen following Dustin Johnson on the back nine on Saturday. When asked if her and Johnson were an item, she laughed it off and said “I will let Dustin handle our PR.”
Reports have been leaking out over the last few days that Dustin had to withdrawl from the Sony Open and fly back home to South Carolina to fix things with his actual girlfriend after the Natalie Gulbis reports started surfacing. Now Dustin has come out and denied his relationship with Natalie and denied any reports that he had to fly home to take care of smooth things over with his girlfriend:
For people to say I went home to repair the relationship is completely false,” Johnson said. “We’re not in a relationship. And yes, me and Natalie have spent some time together, but we’re not in a relationship. There’s all kinds of stuff going on in the media. Actually, some of this stuff is comical.
I guess I am just going to have to pull idol status from Dustin Johnson. The quote really does seem lame. I mean, it sounds like you two could be on the verge of something more than just friends with Natalie Gulbis and it’s odd you withdrew from the Sony Open the next day after these reports surfaced. It’s not my business and I am not going to get in the business of “gossip” site. So if you are not dating Natalie, then that’s fine.
Just tell Natalie to stay in the hotel room next time and maybe go over some PR spin with her.