After uneasy warmup, DJ withdraws from Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the Masters.

After a stop-and-start warmup session, Dustin Johnson arrived at the first tee for his 2:03 p.m. starting time but walked off the tee rather than start his round. 

"I was doing everything I could to try to play. I just don’t feel like there’s any chance of me even competing," Johnson said.

"I want to play, more than anything. I just can’t swing the club. ... It sucks, I want to play."

The pre-tournament favorite slipped and fell down stairs at his rental house late Wednesday afternoon and injured his lower back, making his status questionable for the first round. He detailed Thursday that he was in his socks, heading to the garage to move a car, when he slipped on three steps.

Johnson, winner of his last three PGA Tour events and the No. 1 player in the world, had a therapy session Thursday morning before arriving at Augusta National about 90 minutes prior to his tee time.

Source : The Golf Channel

posted at 07 Apr 2017 09:11:24



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