Dustin Johnson Suspended 6 Months By PGA Tour After Testing Positive For Cocaine According to Report

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Dustin Johnson has been suspended six months by the PGA Tour following a positive test for cocaine according to Golf.com. This news comes the day after Johnson announced he was taking a leave of absence to “seek professional help.” This is the second time Johnson has tested positive for cocaine, but the previous positive test was not disclosed. Via Golf.com:

 According to the source, Johnson has failed three drug tests: one for marijuana in 2009 and two for cocaine, in 2012 and 2014. He was previously suspended for the 2012 failed test, but that suspension was never made public. Under the PGA Tour’s drug-testing policies, the Tour is not required to announce any disciplinary actions against players who test positive for recreational drugs.

Johnson has won $4.2 million on tour this year with a win, two second place finishes, and seven top 10’s finishes.

Update: Completely missed this on the first pass-through:

Johnson’s conduct has long been a topic of conversation among close observers of the Tour. He is often seen in bars near his home in Jupiter, Fla., and is also known to have had a sexual indiscretion with at least one wife of a PGA Tour player.


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