Golf’s Royal Wedding is here!


Claire Rogers

April 21, 2022

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky in September

Paulina Gretzky

Prince William and Kate Middleton. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Paulina Gretzky and Dustin Johnson.

Golf’s royal wedding is finally upon us. And that calls for a Rogers Report: Special Edition™.

DJ and Paulina jetsetted to Tennessee on Thursday morning, gearing up for the special weekend ahead. But we have a special weekend ahead, too: This could be the best social media content in golf history. As GOLF’s resident social media gal, I’m willing to do the important work: devote my weekend to following all-things DJ and Paulina.

I’ll keep you updated in real time, right here.

But before we get into the wedding festivities, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?


DJ and Paulina got engaged in 2013 after Gretzky’s mother, Janet, set them up. They had a memorable first date: Wayne Gretzky tagged along.

They had their first son, Tatum, in January of 2015.

Fast-forward to June of 2017, when they had their second son, River.

Here’s a picture of the whole gang last year. Side note: Masters shirts are cool to wear, but they’re 10 times cooler to wear when your dad has won there. That’s good news for you, Tatum and River.

In March, DJ and Paulina had a joint bachelor-bachelorette weekend in St. Barth’s.

Okay, on to this week. We knew it was coming up, but Paulina’s Instagram stories on Thursday morning confirmed it.


DJ kicked things off on Monday with some deep-sea fishing accompanied by his future brother-in-law, Trevor Gretzky.

Look at all those catches! DJ’s a big boat guy, so I’m glad he got to take full advantage.


On Thursday morning, the Instagram stories began to roll out.

Paulina Gretzky flew to Tennessee on Thursday

Paulina Gretzky

I’ve been training for this. And I used my investigative journalism skills to read the captions, put two and two together and officially confirmed this is the wedding weekend for our two heroes.

And DJ was waiting for his bride in Tennessee with what looks like a nice new purse! Men, take notes.

Paulina Gretzky and DJ arrive in Tennessee

Paulina Gretzky

Let’s pause for a moment here to appreciate DJ’s rustic look. The plaid shirt! The boots! I’d say this look is second only to his Aspen travel fit back in January, but as a Masters champion, the green jacket will always take the No. 1. spot.

Paulina also shared the following images.

No detail was overlooked for the Gretzky-Johnson wedding

Paulina Gretzky

No detail is too small! Which is great, because what’s a wedding without a personally-logoed golf cart and cookies with the bride and groom’s faces on them?

DJ and Paulina taking a stroll

Paulina Gretzky

Folks, this is only the very start of what’s sure to be the wedding weekend of a lifetime. Make sure to check back in as the weekend progresses.

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Claire Rogers Editor