Well, we now know how Dustin Johnson will prepare for the season’s first major.
The week and weekend before the Masters, he’ll be participating in the 12th Annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational at the Aria Resort & Casino and Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
Johnson is one of the announced first-time participants in the event, along with Olympic champion Michael Phelps, Pro Football Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Jonathan Ogden, comedian and actor Rob Riggle, country star Jake Owen, actor James Denton, NFL quarterback Josh Freeman and actor/comedians Kevin Nealon and Wayne Brady.
We will have to assume Johnson’s new girlfriend, Paulina Gretzky, will be there with him considering her mother and father, Janet Jones Gretzky and Wayne Gretzky, are also listed as participants.
The MJCI, in its third year in Vegas, has four days of events.
The new participants will join MJCI veterans including host Michael Jordan, Marcus Allen, Anthony Anderson, Brian Baumgartner, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr., Penny Hardaway, Brett Hull, Toni Kukoc, Mario Lemieux, Greg Maddux, Tom Welling, Jesse Williams and Adrian Young as they swing for a cause.
Additional celebrity and athlete participants include defending champion Brandi Chastain, Jerome Bettis, Chris Chelios, Vince Coleman, Dan Jansen, Win McMurry, Christina Milian*, Paul O’Neill, Stuart Scott, Ozzie Smith, Alan Thicke and Winky Wright.
The Celebrity-Amateur tournament, which pairs one celebrity with four amateur participants, will take place Thursday and Friday, April 4-5. The two-person, 36-hole scramble format tournament, including only competing celebrities, will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7.
Proceeds from the charitable tournament will benefit Make-A-Wish, James R. Jordan Foundation, Opportunity Village and Cats Care, the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats’ charity arm. Since its inception in 2001, MJCI has raised more than $6 million for charity.
Johnson's swing coach, Butch Harmon, is based in Vegas so he might be in a position to get a swing tune-up if needed.