Dustin Johnson, world’s No.1 ranked golfer, commits to Wells Fargo Championship

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WILMINGTONDustin Johnson, winner of 15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and the No.1 ranked player in the world, committed Thursday to play in the Wells Fargo Championship, scheduled for early May at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Dustin Johnson hoists the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year. Photo courtesy- Twitter @DJohnsonPGA
Dustin Johnson hoists the trophy after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year. (Photo courtesy of Twitter @DJohnsonPGA)

Johnson, who was born in Columbia, South Carolina and attended Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, will be returning to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2011.

Johnson’s best finish in the tournament was a tie for 29th in 2010. In his two other starts, he missed the cut both times.

Johnson had won three of his last four starts this season before withdrawing from the Masters Tournament last week with a back injury.

“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.”

With Johnson’s commitment, there are currently six players among the top-20 in the world scheduled to compete in the tournament including, No.11 Adam Scott, No.12 Alex Noren, No.13 Jon Rahm, No.14 Patrick Reed and No.20 Phil Mickelson.

Players have until Friday, April 28, at 5 p.m. eastern time to commit to the Wells Fargo Championship and can withdraw from the tournament at any time. The tournament is scheduled for May 1-7.

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