Dustin Johnson skips Houston Open to focus on Masters
‘Best to give my mind and body much-needed rest heading into Masters week’
Dustin Johnson during the final match of the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Austin Country Club on Sunday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
The 32-year-old said in a statement: “After a great deal of thought and consultation with my team, I have decided to withdraw from this week’s Shell Houston Open.
“Having played seven rounds of competitive golf in the last five days, I feel it is best to give my mind and body a much-needed rest heading into Masters week.”
Johnson is the 5/1 favourite to win his second major title at Augusta National, having won the US Open at Oakmont last year.