'Back' at it: Dustin Johnson playing Wells Fargo

Andrew Cummings
April 13, 2017

Dustin Johnson wasn't able to tee it up at the Masters, but the world's No. 1-ranked player opened as the favorite at one Las Vegas sportsbook to win the U.S. Open. The tournament, typically held at Quail Hollow, has moved to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington for the 2017 competition, as Quail Hollow is hosting the PGA Championship later this summer.

Johnson officially committed Thursday to the Wells Fargo Championship, the tournament announced.

Winkle said it is not believed that Johnson suffered a serious injury, and though he is still sore he is "improving by the day".

Johnson, 32, entered Masters week having won his last three tournaments and as an odds-on pick at the year's first major. Johnson said when he withdrew that prior to his injury he had three weeks off planned following the Masters.

Johnson won the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club on February 19 and the WGC-Mexico Championship on March 5 prior to his match play victory, giving him six wins since June, including the U.S. Open, three World Golf Championship events and a FedExCup playoffs event.

"More importantly, we are glad that he is OK and will be returning to the PGA Tour".

Johnson has played in the Wells Fargo Championship only three times, the last in 2011.

Adam Scott, Alex Noren, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson are all now committed to play.

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