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2012 Masters Golf: Dustin Johnson Withdraws Due To Back Injury

The Masters are just about 24 hours away from getting underway, but one of the potential favorites has already withdrawn due to an injury.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.

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.

For complete coverage of the 2012 Masters Tournament head over to the SB Nation golfhub page, or SB Nation's golf blog, Waggle Room.

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