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Dustin Johnson withdraws from Masters with back injury
Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters before his first round Thursday, citing a back injury from falling down the stairs Wednesday afternoon.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- Dustin Johnson's injured back must be feeling better.

The world's No. 1 player said he'll return to the PGA Tour at the Wells Fargo Championships at Eagle Point Golf Club from May 4-7.

The Wells Fargo Championship announced Johnson's status Thursday.

Johnson was among the favorites to win the Masters last week after winning three straight tournaments. But a fall at his rental home hurt his back the day before the year's first major was to start.

Johnson warmed up last Thursday on the Augusta National practice range and came out to the putting green near the first tee. But he headed off the course and withdrew with a bad back.

Johnson said then he had planned to take three weeks off following the Masters.

Dustin Johnson 2017 Masters WD

Dustin Johnson, who withdrew from the Masters, last played at the WGC Match Play at the end of March.
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