31 Jul '14, 9pm

Dustin to take leave of absence: Johnson drops bombshell during WGC-Bridgestone

Dustin to take leave of absence: Johnson drops bombshell during WGC-Bridgestone

DUSTIN JOHNSON has confirmed he's taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were "personal challenges." Johnson’s statement, published during the first round of the WGC-Bridgestone from which he had earlier withdrawn from on Thursday, read: "I am taking a leave of absence from professional golf, effective immediately. "I will use this time to seek professional help for personal challenges I have faced. 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 fulfil my potential and become a consistent champion. I respectfully ask for privacy as I embark upon this mission of self-improvement.’ While the statement he released through his management company offered no details, Johnson will not be at the PGA Championship next week and could ...

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