Dustin Johnson will miss a third straight week of PGA Tour play due to a back injury.
The long-hitting DJ, and consort of Wayne Gretzky’s telegenic daughter Paulina, pulled out of the Wells Fargo Championship earlier this month and shot a first-round 74 before withdrawing from last week’s Players Championship. Johnson tweeted Tuesday about his condition.
Tried to go but have inflammation in my facet joints. Some rest and daily therapy with my physical therapist, then I should be good!!— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) May 14, 2013
Of the golfers who will be teeing it up this week at TPC Four Seasons Resort in Irving, Texas, the marquee grouping of Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, and Matt Kuchar in the first two rounds is especially enticing.
Defending champ Dufner and Bradley, who notched his first PGA Tour win at the Nelson two years ago, will reprise their 2011 PGA Championship outing. Dufner, who has yet to finish inside the top 10 this season, hopes for a better outcome than runner-up to his Twitter nemesis this time around.
True or false @jasondufner aka duffdaddy came into my room to watch the bruins game and threw a meatball against the wall and left it?— Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley) May 14, 2013
PGATour.com has a list of all the tee times here.