- Sarah Peters Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
President Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to announce his Friday schedule includes a phone call with the Turkish president and a quick round of golf with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.
Woods’ celebrity extends beyond the golf world. But those who don’t follow the sport may not be as familiar with Johnson, the No. 1 golfer in the world in the World Golf Rankings.
Johnson owns waterfront mansions in Jupiter and North Palm Beach.
Here are a few quick facts about him:
1. He calls his Jupiter estate home. Johnson has a homestead tax exemption on the $4.95 million mansion he owns in the Admiral’s Cove subdivision along the Intracoastal Waterway, meaning it’s his permanent residence.
He bought the 5-bedroom, 6 1/2-bath home in August 2015, according to Palm Beach County property records. The home has a walkway to an islet, wine room, pool and private boat ramp.
Johnson bought a $2.9 million waterfront home with a private dock in the Harbour Isles community in December.
The house on the Intracoastal Waterway has five bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-bathrooms, according to Palm Beach County property records.
Other amenities include a boat lift and dock, elevator, BBQ, pool and patio.
Johnson had been favored to win. He told reporters he withdrew because he hurt himself when he fell down a short flight of stairs at the home he was renting in Augusta, Ga., for the week.
He landed on his left side, where his lower back took the brunt of the impact, he said at the time. He was wearing socks but no shoes when he went to move his car and fell down the steps.
Sergio Garcia won the tournament.
He and fiancée Paulina Gretzky, a model and the daughter of NHL legend Wayne Gretzky, have been engaged since 2013. Their first child, Tatum, was born in January 2015. Their second son, River Jones, was born in June in Los Angeles.
Trump joined Johnson and his brother, who is Johnson’s caddy, for at least one other round of golf. The PGA pro and the president have each other’s cell phone numbers, Johnson’s grandfather Art Whisnant told a South Carolina newspaper in April.
“They talk all the time,” Whisnant told The State. “Trump called him up on Thanksgiving and asked him to come over for dinner.”