According to reports, Dustin Johnson has walked off the first tee at Augusta and will withdraw from The Masters.
Right at tee time, Dustin Johnson walking off first tee and back toward clubhouse. Appears he will WD from the tournament.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) April 6, 2017
BREAKING: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson walks off the first tee, won't play 2017 Masters. #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/2sydyC4q8z
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) April 6, 2017
The world’s No. 1 player was the heavy favourite heading into the weekend but injured his back falling down some stairs on the night prior to the tournament.
This should shake up the field and provide a window of opportunity for somebody else to earn the green jacket.