World primary Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Masters simply moments earlier than he was because of begin his first spherical at Augusta Nationwide on Thursday.
Johnson appeared set to tee off shortly after 2pm native time regardless of the again harm he suffered in a “serious fall” in his rented home on Wednesday afternoon.
Nonetheless, the US Open champion then left the primary tee and headed into the clubhouse, leaving Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker to tee off within the remaining group.
Johnson had earlier gone by way of a brief preliminary warm-up on the vary earlier than receiving therapy, the 32-year-old then returning to the vary and showing extra comfortable as he hit photographs beneath the watchful eye of coach Butch Harmon.
Johnson, who had gained his earlier three occasions, mentioned: “It sucks. I need to play. I am enjoying the perfect golf of my life and to have a freak accident occur yesterday afternoon, it sucks actually dangerous.
“I have been worked on all morning and obviously I can take some swings, but I can’t swing full, I can’t make my normal swing and I didn’t think there was any chance I could compete.”
Johnson mentioned that the accident occurred when he was heading exterior to maneuver his automobile earlier than his son Tatum received again from daycare.
“I was wearing socks and slipped and went down the three stairs,” he added. “The left side of my lower back took the brunt of it and my left elbow is bruised as well.”