Dustin Johnson hasn’t spoken publicly since taking a leave of absence in August to address what he said were “personal challenges.”
Turns out he hasn’t spoken to one of his major sponsors, either. TaylorMade CEO Ben Sharpe told Bloomberg on Saturday that he hasn’t heard from Johnson since he announced his indefinite leave from the PGA Tour.
“Dustin is a great player and I think it’s important to hear from him about the process he’s going through, to hear about his plans and to have a conversation when the time is right,” Sharpe said, according to the report.
Golf.com reported that Johnson did not take a leave but was suspended for failing his third drug test. Sharpe declined to comment whether the company has had internal discussions about whether to end its partnership with Johnson. The 30-year-old’s contract with TaylorMade runs through the 2015 season.