LIV golf star Johnson withdraws from New Year’s first tournament due to back pain
Correspondent Hoon Kwon = Dustin Johnson (USA), the flagship player of LIV Golf sponsored by Saudi Arabia, withdrew from the first tournament of the new year.
The Asian Professional Golf Tour announced on the 3rd that Johnson gave up the game ahead of the first round of the PIF Saudi International, which opened on the 2nd.
Johnson, who moved to LIV Golf last year and played the role of a representative player of LIV Golf, winning the prize money, the best player award, and even winning the team event, was the first tournament that PIF Saudi International participated in in 2023.
In particular, in this competition, Johnson became the first champion in 2019 and won again in 2021. Johnson’s transfer to LIV Golf is also believed to be due to his relationship with Saudi Arabia through this tournament. 메이저놀이터
The reason she withdrew from the special PIF Saudi International without even being able to play in the first round was because her back pain, a chronic disease, worsened.
Johnson suffered from a sore back during the practice round and was unable to compete in the pro-am. He tried local treatment, but it didn’t get better, so he eventually gave up participating in the first round.
Johnson has a history of not being able to compete because of back pain before. He even skipped the Masters in 2017, even though he was world No. 1.
Johnson plans to focus on back treatment and compete in the opening game of LIV golf in Mexico on the 25th of next month.
Meanwhile, in the first round of the tournament held at the King Abdullah Economic City Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (par 70) in Saudi Arabia, Abraham Anser (Mexico) took the lead with a 7 under par 63 strokes, and Sebastian Muñoz (Colombia), who will join LIV Golf this year, ) rose to second place by one stroke.
Kim Min-gyu (22) shot a 3-under par 67 to tie for ninth place, and Lee Tae-hee (39) hit a 2-under par.