Dustin Johnson Withdraws From The Byron Nelson

Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the 11th tee during the final round of The Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club on February 21, 2021 in Pacific Palisades, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Citing an injured knee, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the AT&T Byron Nelson.

“It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson,” said Johnson in a released statement by the PGA Tour.

“Unfortunately, the knee discomfort I occasionally experience has returned and after consultation with my team and trainers, I feel it is best that I remain at home and focus on my rehabilitation work.

“I am not pleased about this situation, as I was really looking forward to playing this week. I have several friends in the Dallas area – many of whom I have met through their involvement with the tournament, so I hate to let them down.

“I apologize to all of them and especially the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and our sponsors at AT&T. You have my word I will be back in the future and in the meantime, I wish you best of luck for a great week at the TPC Craig Ranch.

“I am truly sorry I won’t be there with you.”

According to the PGA Tour, Greg Chalmers is the first replacement and is expected to join the field.

The WD is the second for Johnson in a matter of weeks. He withdrew at the last minute from the Valero Texas Open.


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