Alli MacKenzie Denies Dustin Johnson Affair Ruined Marriage To PGA Pro Will MacKenzie

 @TBarrabit.barrabi@ibtimes.com on August 01 2014 7:26 PM
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Alli MacKenzie shot down rumors that she and Dustin Johnson engaged in the affair alluded to in a pair of reports on Friday. Jason Getz-USA Today Sports/Reuters

Former model Alli MacKenzie denied on Friday that an affair with golfer Dustin Johnson was responsible for her divorce from PGA Tour pro Will MacKenzie.

A source familiar with the situation claims that the PGA Tour suspended Johnson for six months after the 30-year-old golfer tested positive for cocaine on a drug test, Golf.com reports. However, social media users focused on a separate aspect of the website’s story -- an assertion that Johnson is “known to have had a sexual indiscretion” with the wife of at least one other PGA Tour pro.

The initial report provided no additional detail as to the nature of Johnson’s alleged affair, but Fox Sports golf analyst Robert Lusetich elaborated on his purported “indiscretions” on Twitter. “Not a huge secret either that [Dustin Johnson] had affairs with 2 wives of PGA Tour players. One broke up the marriage,” Lusetich wrote.

Shortly thereafter, a viral Twitter rumor suggested that an affair between Johnson and Alli MacKenzie was directly responsible for the dissolution of her marriage to Will Mackenzie. Several outlets, including Deadspin, Barstool Sports and Busted Coverage picked up on the rumor, with the latter two going as far as to ask Alli MacKenzie if it was true.

In a direct message exchange with Busted Coverage, MacKenzie, who once posed for FHM, said that she and Will MacKenzie had separated before the night of the alleged “indiscretion.”

“Will and I were already seperated [sic] before this rumor started,” she told Busted Coverage. “We both like DJ and wish him the best for sure.”

MacKenzie also denied the allegations in a series of tweets to Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports. “Will and I are friends with DJ (and each other)…hardly likely if he ruined our marriage,” she wrote.

Furthermore, the PGA Tour issued a statement on Friday claiming that Johnson is not currently under suspension. “With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour,” the statement said, according to the Golf Channel, “this is to clarify that Mr. Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour.”

The statement appears to refute Golf.com's report. However, Jason Sobel of the Golf Channel notes that the PGA Tour typically avoids commenting on any punishments administered to its player.

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