Dustin Johnson’s unusual injury sparks banter from Masters fans

Dustin Johnson’s unusual injury sparks banter from Masters fans

By: Ashley Conley

The Masters at Augusta National begins today and the world’s No. 1 player, Dustin Johnson, may not be able to participate after falling down a flight of stairs and injuring his lower back at a rental home near the course.

With Johnson’s history of drug abuse and other behavioral problems, he’s always a popular topic on social media when major events roll around, but this incredibly untimely tumble just two days before golf’s biggest tournament has fans on top of their joke game.

All jokes aside, it’s beginning to look like Johnson will be able to play. The latest official update from his trainer states that he is “up and moving around” and “definitely going in the right direction” as of Thursday morning, about five hours ahead of his scheduled tee time.

Those betting money on Johnson to win the tournament also took to social media expressing their anxieties. He was a heavy favorite to win, but has since slipped (no pun intended) into third behind young guns Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy.

Even with an injury, you can’t count a player of Dustin Johnson’s caliber out. He has 15-career PGA Tour wins including three in 2016 and three already in 2017.

What’s missing from his highly-successful career? A green Masters jacket.

Cover Image: pga.com

Ashley Conley is a senior journalism student at WVU. She aspires to become a writer or reporter in the sports industry upon graduation. You can follow her on Twitter @ashleyconleyyy

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