Dustin Johnson a doubt for US PGA Championship due to knee problem

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Dustin Johnson’s participation at this month’s US PGA Championship is in doubt after the world number one withdrew from this week’s Byron Nelson Classic with a knee injury.

Johnson, who had knee surgery in 2019 and endured complications with the injury last year, said he made the decision with “the deepest regret”.

The two-time Major winner added 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.”

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This year’s PGA Championship begins on May 20 at Kiawah Island.

Johnson won his first major title at the 2016 US Open before clinching last year’s Masters with a record 20-under-par total of 268.