Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1-ranked player and the favorite entering the week to win the green jacket, is questionable to compete in the Masters after suffering a freak back injury on Wednesday. In a statement from Johnson’s agent, David Winkle, Johnson was injured falling off some stairs at his rental home. “At roughly 3:00 pm today, Dustin took a serious fall on a staircase in his Augusta rental home,” the statement read. “He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably. He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”
Well there goes the farm.
I’m sure a lot of people have picked DJ to win this week (I did in one of my pools) so this could be devastating for all the gamblers out there. On the other hand it could also be triumphant victory if DJ recovers. DJ probably is going to wake up, say “eh, my back feels okay” then go and shoot a 65.
I hope he plays, but we all know he was fighting for 2nd this year anyway.