Paulina Gretzky, golfer Dustin Johnson have baby boy

Wayne Gretzky became a grandfather for the first time as Paulina Gretzky gave birth to a baby boy on Monday morning. Her golfer ​fiancé Dustin Johnson released a statement announcing the birth.

Wayne Gretzky a grandfather days before his 54th birthday

Paulina Gretzky's fiancee golfer Dustin Johnson announced in a statement that his son was born Monday morning. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Wayne Gretzky is a grandfather.

Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of the hockey legend, and her ​fiancé Dustin Johnson said in a statement through his management company that their son was born Monday morning.

Johnson, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, 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 kids can look up to.

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