Dustin Johnson's withdrawal is the latest twist in a freakish Masters

World number one Dustin Johnson could miss the Masters after injuring his lower back in a fall Wednesday on a staircase at a rented home.

Diovisalvi said Johnson, the tournament favourite this week after winning each of his last three events, was walking around with more mobility and took a couple of practice swings slowly without a club. "It allowed me to play for birdie and I ended up making birdie because I was able to take advantage of the short game".

The injury occurred Wednesday after Johnson returned to his rental home from a morning practice session at Augusta National. With his 2:03 tee time approaching Johnson was in deep discussion with his team on the practise range and told a television reporter he was going to give it a try.

As compatriots Bubba Watson and Jimmy Walker prepared to tee off, however, Johnson suddenly walked back to the Augusta National clubhouse. "I would have slid all the way down", Johnson said. "I can't make any normal swings". I could go back to about 80 percent. "If it happened Monday, I don't think we would have any issues but it happened Wednesday afternoon". No Masters champion has ever made a score higher than a seven and gone on to win the tournament, per Golf Channel's Justin Ray, while 17 of the last 20 Masters champions have made no worse than bogey.

The world's No. 1-ranked player has won his last three starts.

South African great Player, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gene Sarazen and Tiger Woods are the only golfers to have won all four majors.




Asked to elaborate on how he got injured, he added: "Tatum [Johnson's son] was on the way home from daycare and it was pouring down with rain, so I was gonna go move the auto".

"He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably".

After storms washed away most of Monday and Wednesday's practice rounds, the sun sparkled all day long, but wind gusts topping 35 miles per hour wreaked havoc on the field. I know you want to play but be honest with yourself.

Palmer was honoured in a moving tribute prior to the start of Thursday's opening round during which his Green Jacket was laid across the back of a white lawn chair at the first tee.

"You needed somebody, a senior player who really saw something in me and cared about me and wanted to see me do well", Nicklaus said.

The white replica pins read "I am a member of Arnie's Army" in green writing with the Masters logo in the middle and the start date of the tournament at the bottom.

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