Dustin Johnson, Paulina Gretzky are parents

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Paulina Gretzky; Justin Johnson (Harry How/ Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES – Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky are parents of a boy.

Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning. Johnson is engaged to Gretzky, the daughter of hockey great Wayne Gretzky.

He said mother and baby were healthy, resting and in great spirits. They did not immediately say what they named him.

Johnson has not played the last six months because of what he called « personal issues » that required professional help. Golf.com reported in August that he failed three drugs tests. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Johnson says he has matured the last few months and become someone whose kids can look up to.