Dustin Johnson headed back to PGA Tour at Wells Fargo

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 Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Dustin Johnson, victor of 15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and the No.1 ranked player in the world, committed today to play in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Johnson, 32, injured his back in a fall down a staircase just before the start of the Masters.

According to a Thursday afternoon statement, Dustin Johnson will be returning to the golf course after recently missing out on the 81st installment of the Masters Tournament.




"One thing I never want to have to do again", Johnson said Tuesday, "is watch a major from my couch".

Johnson originally warmed up as if he were going to play, but decided not to risk further injury.

Johnson, whose fiancée, Paulina Gretzky, is pregnant with the couple's second child, said then he had planned to take three weeks off following the Masters. He still has a chance at his next tournament for a fourth straight PGA Tour victory, which would be the longest streak since Tiger Woods, who won five straight over six months.

The 15th Wells Fargo is being held at Eagle Point this year because its usual home venue, Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., is hosting the PGA Championship in August. He is "seriously contemplating" playing the Wells Fargo Championship, which begins on May 4 and will definitely play the Players Championship and the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

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