Majors continue to be trouble for Dustin Johnson


The contest was cancelled due to inclement weather, but there were still cute moments with players and their kids.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Dustin Johnson’s major woes continue.

The No. 1 player in the world was pegged as a favorite at the Masters after winning his last three events. But now his playing status is in doubt after he injured his lower back Wednesday afternoon in a fall on the stairs of the house where he’s staying.

“He landed very hard on his lower back and is now resting, although quite uncomfortably,” David Winkle, Johnson’s agent, said in a statement. “He has been advised to remain immobile and begin a regimen of anti-inflammatory medication and icing, with the hope of being able to play tomorrow.”

Johnson is in the final pairing Thursday, not teeing off until just after 2 p.m. Eastern. But what benefits he gets from the additional time for rest and treatment could be wiped out by the conditions. Storms rolled through Augusta National on Wednesday afternoon and were to be followed by plunging…

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