Dustin Johnson celebrated his victory in the U.S. Open June 19 with his fiancee Paulina Gretzky and the couple’s 1-year-old son, Tatum.
Johnson came from four shots off the lead during the last round to secure the championship, according to the Irish Independent.
However, the attention of some viewers was attracted more by the dress Gretzky was wearing than the final result. The 27-year-old wore a white dress which was prominently on display as the cameraman followed Johnson up the steps to receive the trophy.
“Congrats to the US Open cameraman assigned to follow Paulina Gretzky’s ass all the way up to the winner’s podium,” tweeted author Chris Illuminati, the New York Daily News reported.
“The cameraman who followed Paulina Gretzky up those stairs is the real champion,” another added.
A shot of the winner ascending the steps after a golf championship is a common feature of a live broadcast. But others felt the cameraman had gone too far.
“The cameraman who followed Paulina Gretzky up those stairs is a pig. He’s the real reason men’s balls are moving back home,” another user tweeted.
This was a reference to an incident on the fifth hole of the last round, when Johnson was penalized a stroke. This did not stop the world no. 6 from securing his first major title.
He missed out at last year’s event, three-putting from just six feet to lose the lead.
“I’ve been in this situation time and again so I know what to expect,” Johnson said afterwards, according to the Telegraph. “I know how to handle myself. For me to get it done on Sunday in a major is a huge monkey off my back. It feels good because I have worked so hard to get here.”
Johnson was pictured celebrating his triumph with his son and Gretzky, who is the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky.
Johnson and Paulina have been dating for five years.
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