The Masters 2012: Dustin Johnson Pulls Out With Back Injury

MIAMI, FL - MARCH 08: Dustin Johnson hits his tee shot on the fifth hole during the first round of the 2012 World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship at Doral Golf Resort And Spa on March 8, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

American golfer Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the 2012 Masters Tournament due to a lower back injury.

American golfer Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the 2012 Masters Tournament due to a lower back injury.

One of the best young golfers on the PGA Tour, the 27-year-old Johnson has five career wins, as well as three top ten finishes in 2012. Bovada had listed him as a 40-1 shot to win the tournament.

Johnson has developed a reputation for being a nearly man in major tournaments, but he has never excelled at Augusta. His best finish came in 2009, when he finished in a tie for 30th, 11 shots behind eventual winner Angel Cabrera.

For more on the 2012 Masters Tournament, check out SB Nation's Golf blog, Waggle Room. Also, be sure to visit SB Nation's Golf hub throughout the week for all the latest news and notes from Augusta


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