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Saturday, May 30, 2020

Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters due to back injury

Dustin Johnson putt

The 2017 Masters will proceed without the world’s No. 1 golfer, as Dustin Johnson decided on Thursday to withdraw from the tournament.

Johnson, who injured his back on Wednesday after he fell down a set of stairs at his Augusta rental home, spent about an hour on the driving range before making his decision.

You can read the statement Johnson’s agent put out about the golfer’s unfortunate accident here.

Johnson was coming into the Masters scorching hot, having won the last three PGA events he took part in. It’s an incredible disappointment for golf fans that he won’t be teeing it up at Augusta.

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