News & ToursJanuary 11, 2011

New couple: Gulbis and Dustin Johnson (updated)

Natalie Gulbis is apparently a fan of more than Dustin Johnson's powerful golf swing.

The LPGA player was in Johnson's gallery on the back nine Saturday at Kapalua, and confirmed to golf.com she and the rising PGA Tour star are dating.

"I'll let Dustin handle our PR," Gulbis said with a laugh after confirming their relationship.

Johnson declined comment.

According to the website, the two began dating after competing in the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge together in November.

Update: Whether it's related to his new relationship or not, Johnson has withdrawn from this week's Sony Open. The player's agent, David Winkle, told the Associated Press Johnson had some personal matters to attend to at home in South Carolina.

-- *Sam Weinman *

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