Dustin Johnson withdraws AT&T Byron Nelson (PGA Tour) with a knee discomfort and is now also at risk of his presence for the PGA Championship, according to Major of 2021. The American, among the big names announced in Texas from 13 to 16 May, was forced to forfeit at the last minute.
Dustin Johnson, statements
"It is with great regret that I had to make this decision. Unfortunately this annoyance that I feel from time to time has returned and, after a consultation with my entourage, I have decided to stay at home to focus on rehabilitation.
I am not happy with this situation as I was looking forward to playing this event. I apologize to everyone and I promise that I will return to Texas soon. "These are the declarations of the American, world number 1. In crisis of results and now struggling with physical problems, Johnson will be called to a quick recovery so as not to miss the appointment with PGA Championship, May 20-23 in Kiawah Island (South Carolina).
The confirmation of Dustin Johnson in first place, as well as that of Justin Thomas in second and Jon Rahm (eliminated after 36 holes at Wells Fargo for the first time after 22 cuts passed) in third. And then 6 variations in the Top 10, in addition to the new step back by Francesco Molinari.
An eventful week for the world ranking of men's golf where the American Johnson is always the master with 10.5316 points. The 9th place comeback at Wells Fargo (PGA Tour) allowed Bryson DeChambeau to move up to 4th place (7.1939) in the world ranking relegating another American, Xander Schauffele, to fifth (7.1567).
The position of Californian Collin Morikawa does not change, always 6 / o (6.994). Instead, those of Rory McIlroy who, with his third career success at Wells Fargo, fly from 15 / a to 7 / a square (6.2019). Losing ground Patrick Reed, from 7 / o to 8 / o (6.1394), Tyrrell Hatton, from 8 / o to 9 / o (5.9022), and Webb Simpson, before 9 / o and now 10 / o (5.5629).
Another leap forward for Garrick Higgo who, after his second exploit in the Canaries (the third on the European Tour) goes up from 66 / a to 51 / a position (2.3198). The third elimination in the last four appearances costs Chicco Molinari dear, 128 / o before Wells Fargo and now 133 / o (1.1391).