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Back injury forces Dustin Johnson to withdraw from Masters

Jonathan Wall
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Dustin Johnson won't be teeing it up at the Masters, and he has a jet ski to thank for forcing him to withdraw from the tournament on Tuesday.

Johnson, who hadn't played a tournament since the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, was expected to be in the field for the first major of the year until he tweaked his back while attempting to lift a jet ski, according to the Associated Press' Doug Ferguson.

Johnson took to Twitter following the news to apologize to his fans and sponsors for missing the Masters.

This is the second time a back injury has forced Johnson to withdraw from a tournament this year; he had to pull out of the Humana Challenge back in January. While the news is a big blow for one of the top players in the game, you have to wonder what the heck he was doing lifting a jet ski with a questionable back right before one of the biggest events on the schedule.

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