Dustin Johnson had just finished in a tie for second place at the LIV Golf event outside of Chicago and was only three strokes behind British Open champion Cameron Smith.
When speaking with the media, Johnson was asked a strange question about his wife, Paulina Gretzky. The golfer’s wife is the daughter of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, and she is an actress/model.
“If you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life, would you rather take your fishing pole or Paulina if you had one choice?” asked a person from the social media company DrunkByTheTurn.
Johnson smiled and tried to laugh it off.
“I can’t answer that question,” he said.
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) September 21, 2022
Johnson may have thought it was funny, but I’m sure his wife did not appreciate it.
Dustin wasn’t the only golfer to fail in front of the media. Collin Morikawa didn’t have the smoothest interview before the Masters kicked off in Augusta, Georgia.
Marikawa was incredibly uncomfortable during an interview with the press, and things got even worse when he was asked a question about his engagement with Katherine Zhu.
“Are you getting married?” the reporter abruptly asked, which caught Morikawa off guard.
After a bit of a pause, the reporter added, “My friend said, ‘Boys want to get married, their game starts to get rusty. Ladies, when they get married, they win majors. Are you worried about that? Or it was a bad question, or you prefer not to answer?”
Morikawa laughed and said, “No I’m not worried.”
Collin Morikawa just sat through the most uncomfortable media sequence in the history of golf
How the hell did this guy get through the pearly gates pic.twitter.com/VIQibpOTAF
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) April 4, 2022