Dustin Johnson will return to play Wells Fargo Championship

World No.1 Dustin Johnson is back from missing the Masters after a freak stairs accident.

Dustin Johnson will be back in action next month at the Well Fargo Championship.

The 15-time PGA Tour winner committed Thursday to the event, which will take place the first week in May atEagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.

“We certainly are excited that Dustin will be joining us in Wilmington in a few weeks,” Wells Fargo Championship executive director Kym Hougham said. “More importantly, we are glad that he is OK and will be returning to the PGA Tour. Local fans who have followed his career since he was an amateur player in this area are in for a real treat. He leads a group of players, currently in the field, who are among golf’s most dynamic and talented players in the world today.”



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Johnson, the world's top-ranked golfer wasforced to withdraw from last week's Masters following a freak accident in his rental house. Johnson slipped down the stairs and hurt his back. He originally warmed up as if he were going to play, but decided not to risk further injury.

The 15-time PGA Tour winner committed Thursday to the event, which will take place the first week in May atEagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C.

“We certainly are excited that Dustin will be joining us in Wilmington in a few weeks,” Wells Fargo Championship executive director Kym Hougham said. “More importantly, we are glad that he is OK and will be returning to the PGA Tour. Local fans who have followed his career since he was an amateur player in this area are in for a real treat. He leads a group of players, currently in the field, who are among golf’s most dynamic and talented players in the world today.”



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With Johnson now in the field, there are currently six players among the top20 in the world scheduled to compete in the Wells Fargo Championship. No.11 Adam Scott, No.12 Alex Noren, No.13 Jon Rahm, No.14 Patrick Reed and No. 20 Phil Mickelson round out the others currently committed to play.

Players have until 5 p.m. ETApril 28 to commit to the tournament.






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