Paulina Gretzky, partner of Dustin Johnson of the United States, looked on during the final round of the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, New York this weekend. It looks like she was on pins and needles, and made a crucial blunder toward the end of the tournament. Paulina incorrectly cheered at the wrong time. Something that is considered poor etiquette in golf.
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As Johnson approached his 13-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole at Shinnecock Hills on Sunday, Gretzky and two other women ducked under the ropes for a close-up view. They stood while Bob Koepka sat, anxiously swallowing his nerves in the knee-high fescue.
The three women were less careful with their excitement. When Johnson’s putt toppled into the hole, the trio erupted in euphorics – hugging, screaming, arms flailing. After all, Johnson had just taken … solo third. Wait, what? Then, just as Brooks Koepka prepared to tap in for bogey – and secure his second straight U.S. Open title – came the words. “Did Dustin just win?”
Which of the three women said those words wasn’t quite clear. But one thing was -the supermodel celebutante and her friends had no clue that Johnson, the tournament’s 36-hole leader, had actually lost by two.
Sounds about right, like Paulina really has any clue to what’s going on. She’s there for the attention, that’s all.