Skip to main content

Dustin Johnson withdraws from the Masters

The world's No. 1 golfer won't be teeing off at the Masters.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The world's top golfer, Dustin Johnson, walked to the first tee at the Masters and decided to withdraw due to back pain. Johnson injured his back during a fall at his rental home on Wednesday night.

Despite the injury, he still showed up to Augusta National Thursday with hopes of playing. After hitting a few balls at the driving range, Johnson left the first tee and headed back to the clubhouse.

He was scheduled to play in a group with Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson.

The 32-year-old was the favorite to win the tournament. He was also coming into the Masters red-hot, having won his last three starts on the PGA Tour.

Next Up

Sky Sioux Falls Twin Cities

Sky turns green in Sioux Falls, orange in Twin Cities

A storm system brought a spectacular light show to the Upper Midwest.

Chet Holmgren

Chet Holmgren dominates in NBA Summer League debut

The No. 2 overall pick looked the part in the Thunder's win over the Jazz.

Reader-submitted video taken of people throwing fireworks at people and cars on July 4, 2022.

Frey: Police faced 'whack-a-mole' situation on chaotic Fourth of July

The mayor says law enforcement resources were being pulled all over the city as violent scenes unfolded.

image

Body recovered from Mississippi River near hydro plant in St. Paul

Authorities say the body appeared to have been in the river for months.

Braxton Sorenson

Charges: Lakeville driver didn't call 911 after fatally striking teen on bicycle

The 15-year-old boy was killed while riding his bike along a route he frequented.

Crystal Lake in Robbinsdale

Body found along shoreline of Crystal Lake

Police identified the body as a male Tuesday afternoon.

ATV

Little Falls man killed in ATV crash over holiday weekend

The 55-year-old apparently lost control and was partially ejected from the vehicle on Sunday.

Ellie Ragin

Police chief reveals new details in 'heartbreaking' search for Elle Ragin

Police reveal new details that led investigators to Stearns County.

Subway Series new menu

Subway overhauling menu, offering 1M free subs on July 12

The "Subway Series" menu change is set to take over beginning July 12.

Reader-submitted video taken of people throwing fireworks at people and cars on July 4, 2022.

Watch: Fireworks fired at people, buildings in downtown Minneapolis

Footage shared widely on social media shows chaotic scenes downtown on Fourth of July evening.

Ellie Ragin

Search for missing Elle Ragin shifts to park in Stearns County

Mississippi River County Park is closed to the public until further notice.

storm, severe weather, derecho

Developing derecho likely to blast southwest Minnesota

Damaging winds up to 90 mph are the main threat.

Related

Dustin Johnson withdraws from the Masters

The world's No. 1 golfer won't be teeing off at the Masters.

Watson, Stenson and other notables miss the cut at the Masters

Some of the best in the game will not be playing on Saturday.

Watch: The Masters begins with a salute to Arnold Palmer

For the first time since 1954, the Masters didn't include Arnold Palmer. But "The King" of golf was honored.

Tiger Woods will miss the Masters, says he's 'not tournament ready'

It's the 20th Anniversary of Tiger Woods' first Masters championship, and he won't be playing in next week's tournament.

Here's Phil Mickelson's exact warmup routine for the Masters

Phil Mickelson's warmup at the Masters is something you might want to write down for your own.

Watson, Stenson and other notables miss the cut at the Masters

Some of the best in the game will not be playing on Saturday.