If you thought this Masters was going to be the time Dustin Johnson won his first major, think again. Johnson withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday after aggravating his back lifting a jet ski last week, his agent said.
Johnson’s back has been hurt since January, but he played through some minor pain the following six weeks. He’s been going through therapy and taking anti-inflammatory medicine, but the “tweaked back” was bad enough to keep him out of the tournament.
Johnson has finished eighth-or-better in three of the majors, but he’s had the least amount of success at the Masters, where his best finish was 30th. The worst part about his injury and late withdrawal is that the Masters doesn’t have an alternate list, so nobody could take his place.
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