Dustin + Paulina! Tiger + Elin?

Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
Dustin Johnson via Twitter
Dustin Johnson called Paulina Gretzky "my baby" in a tweet he sent out accompanying this photo of the two of them together.
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 10:44 p.m.

Well, some of us might have imaginary girlfriends, but Dustin Johnson has the real thing.

Some eagle-eyed golf observers noticed Paulina Gretzky patrolling the grounds during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions two weeks ago, while others said they had seen the Great One's daughter out with Johnson in the evenings at Kapalua. There was no official proof, however, until Johnson himself tweeted out the photo posted above late yesterday.

Johnson's tweet said, ''At The Madison Club [an upscale golf club in LaQuinta, Calif., that is a popular base for several PGA Tour players] with my baby @PaulinaGretzky.''

Meanwhile, however, reports are surfacing that Tiger Woods and ex-wife Elin Nordegren might be getting back together. And Woods, when asked directly about the possibility, didn't deny it.

''I am not going to comment on my private life,'' Woods told reporters on Thursday after his first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship.

Apparently, these reports originated in The National Enquirer, though I never found any links directly to a story. I tried to find it on the Enquirer's web site, but never came across it. I did, however, see where Britney Spears has a ''secret sorrow,'' ex-Baywatch star Donna D'Errico has a ''secret life,'' Kelly Ripa has ''secret shame'' and Dwayne ''the Rock'' Johnson has a ''secret he doesn't want you to know.''
  
Anyway, media outlets that are running with the story, such as Fox Sports and The Daily Mail newspaper in England, say that Woods and Nordegren have discussed remarrying. Citing the Enquirer story, they also say that Woods proposed to her over the holidays, and has offered some mega-buck financial guarantees to her if she will tie the knot for a second time.

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