Monday, April 22, 2013

Dustin-JohnsonDustin Johnson and Zach Johnson have withdrawn from the European tour's Ballantine's Championship due to "perceived unrest on the Korean Peninsula," according to a statement from the sponsor:

Ballantine’s is disappointed to announce that Dustin Johnson and Zach Johnson have informed us they will no longer be attending the Ballantine’s Championship. They have reached this decision following perceived unrest on the Korean Peninsula and can no longer assure their commitment to this year’s event.
Ballantine’s and event organisers, The European Tour, would like to reiterate that the tournament is going ahead as planned with a full field of European, Asian and Korean PGA Tour members. Ballantine’s has been kept fully up to date on relevant issues and The European Tour has also been liaising with key decision makers, including the Foreign Office, who have not warned of any increased risk to those travelling to or within the country.

(Photo: Dustin Johnson at the 2013 Masters. Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)

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