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Dustin Johnson's untimely injury on Masters' eve

Johnson's participation under a cloud (Photo: Bruce Young)
While the full extent of Dustin Johnson’s back injury, incurred when falling in his rented house in Augusta, is as yet unknown, there can only be concern for the Masters favourite.

It is believed the incident happened around mid-afternoon on Wednesday when he might otherwise have been playing the abandoned Par 3 contest.

According to the world number one’s management, Johnson has been told to remain as stationary as possible and undertake a course of anti inflammatory drugs and other treatments in the hope that he will be right for his late afternoon tee time tomorrow.

That he will be playing in the final group on Thursday could well work to his advantage in that it will allow the injury the longest possible time to recover but the incident could not have come at a worse time for the man who has dominated the game in the last twelve months or so.     

Johnson has a good record at Augusta National culminating in his 4th place finish last year and the combination of that record and his current form had him as the man to beat in many people’s eyes ahead of the event.   

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Bruce Young
About The Author : Bruce Young

A multi-award winning golf journalist, Bruce's extensive knowledge of and background in the game of golf comes from several years caddying the tournament circuits of the world, marketing a successful golf course design company and as one of Australia's leading golf journalists and commentators.

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