D. Johnson WDs from Byron Nelson, cites knee


World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson, citing knee discomfort.

Johnson made the announcement Monday. He last played in the Valspar Championship from Apil 29 to May 2, finishing 48th.

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

The decision comes ahead of the PGA Championship, which will be contested the week after the Byron Nelson at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Johnson has struggled some in recent months, a run that’s included a missed cut during his defense at the Masters. A 13th at the RBC Heritage is his best finish since mid-February.

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