Dustin Johnson’s Back Injury Causes 3M Open Withdraw

Dustin Johnson's Rocky Road to World Number One

Dustin Johnson’s back injury is the reason he withdrew from the 3M Open. Johnson, who currently ranks as world No. 4, had a round of seven, followed by a pair of 80s, where he missed a cut at the Memorial Tournament.

Poor performance blamed on Dustin Johnson’s back injury

Unfortunately, this first round of the 3M Open will be the only round the World No. 4 will be featuring has because of his withdrawing due to Dustin Johnson’s back injury.

Johnson, who recently won the Travelers Championship, last month, exceled on the green and performed one under his first six holes. But this was no longer the case has thing went south due to bogeying No. 16 with a tee shot at the par-3 17th that ended up finding its way into the water. Johnson hoped to hit a double bogey.

 “I just made a bad shot on 17,” Johnson said. “I made it a little heavy in the water,”

“Made five there.” He added,

Johnson sinks balls into water

Just when he thinks about doing better on the next hole the 18 ends up resulting in creating disaster. He ends up shooting two more balls in the water. However, he manages to have a clean shot with a dogleg-right par 5, which leaves him 208 yards away from the flag.

“I made a clean hit, and i wasn’t expecting it will end up on the water. Johnson mentioned. “I was never expecting that the ball will end up inside the water.”

Johnson notes iron game as another cause of his subpar game

The golf star then makes two more bogeys, which ultimately concludes the game by sinking a 19-foot birdie, finishing 9th place off his round. Johnson blamed his poor performance on his iron game.

 He commented, “I feel that i am driving the ball well except for my iron play. I made quite an impressive hit on the sixth and seventh hole before the rest of the day became quite a struggle.

 “I feel like I’m driving it, Johnson said.” Kind of the same last week, I just struggled with my iron play and make it difficult.”

Reports this Wednesday revealed that Dustin Johnson’s back injury continuously improves, and this is confirmed by Johnson’s comment “I was swinging horribly, and my back was hurting me as well me, making me swing quite terribly.”

Johnson claims that he is improving iron play

“But after four days of rest and treatment, I got home on Monday and practiced, which I started from the basics, after some training sessions, I started with the ball just the way I wanted and well again”. He added, “I have put a great deal of work on my iron play, and I feel great about my game.”

“I am confident that I will be at my best going into Memphis. They have a good course that I like, and it’s a course I have played on before”.

“This week I’ve put in a lot of good work, and I feel like the iron play is back to where it should be,” Johnson said.

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