Mar 28th, 2017
Dustin Johnson withdraws from the Shell Open
For a week off with Paula and the nipper
Words: John Dean Photography: Getty Images
Dustin Johnson has officially withdrawn from this week's Shell Houston Open as he need a good rest after his five–day victory in the WGC–Dell Match Play.
Johnson won his third straight tournament on Sunday when he beat Hideto Tanihara in the semifinals and then Jon Rahm in the fnal.
Johnson has therefore played seven rounds in the last five days, and we can't blame him for wanting to get a break in before the Masters, which he is heavily fancied to win.
The Houston Open is in its last year with Shell as the sponsor, but still features four players from the top 10 — Henrik Stenson, Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott and Rickie Fowler. 'Beef' Johnson also made it in for a debut appearance at the event, by coming T10 in Puerto Rico.
A week with Paula and the nipper sounds like a good idea, and then we can witness a refreshed DJ ready to battle for a Green Jacket.