The Masters are just about 24 hours away from getting underway, but one of the potential favorites has already withdrawn due to an injury. During the press conferences on Tuesday, the assembled media received word that Dustin Johnson was pulling out of the tournament due to a tweaked back.
Whoa. Announcement in press room: "Dustin Johnson will not be competing due to injury." Didn't see that one coming. Cross him off your list.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelGC) April 3, 2012
Johnson is one of the best young players in the World and his length off the tee enables him to play a different golf course than almost any other golfer. He might not have been one of the presumptive favorites, but I don't think anyone would have been surprised to see him win his first Green Jacket this week. The field definitely just lost one of it's most entertaining players.