Dustin Johnson wounds back falling down staircases on eve of Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP)– Masters favorite Dustin Johnson took a significant landed on a staircase Wednesday and harmed his lower back, as well as his supervisor claimed it doubted whether the world’s No. 1 golf enthusiast would certainly have the ability to play.

It was a stunning advancement on an otherwise peaceful day at Augusta National, where the program was closed down at 1:30 p.m. because of tornados.

The actual disaster struck a few hours later.

David Winkle, his manager at Hambric Sports, stated Johnson landeded on the stairs at the house he is leasing in Augusta.
He landed extremely tough on his lower back and also is now relaxing, although fairly uncomfortably,” Winkle claimed in an e-mail. “He has been recommended to continue to be stable as well as begin a regiment of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”

What may assist Johnson is that he is in the last team for the opening round, arranged to embark on at 2:03 p.m. with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson as well as PGA champion Jimmy Pedestrian.

Johnson has had his share of mishaps in a major but not prior to a significant also begun.

On Tuesday, Winkle explained Johnson as being “in as excellent a shape as I have actually ever seen him in every facet of his game and also his life.”

Johnson has won 3 straight events– including a set of Globe Golf Championships– going into the Masters.

Two years ago, Rory McIlroy fractured tendons in his ankle joint a few weeks before he was to safeguard his title in the 2015 British Open when he was No. 1 on the planet.

However this was various.

Johnson went to Augusta National on Wednesday to play 9 openings before the first wave of tornados relocated. He was a strong favored to become the very first player considering that Tiger Woods in 2002 to win the Masters at No. 1 on the planet.

Winkle claimed he would not have any additional remark until he understood much more concerning Johnson’s condition.

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