Dustin Johnson to return for Wells Fargo Championship

Dustin Johnson to return for Wells Fargo Championship

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The world's top-ranked golfer has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship which will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington next month.

Dustin Johnson pulled out of last week's Masters Tournament due to a back injury he sustained prior to the event. Johnson confirmed Thursday that he would make his return for the Wells Fargo Championship.

"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."

Johnson, who is a native of Columbia, SC, and attended Coastal Carolina University, has won 15 career PGA titles and three of his last four starts prior to his exit from the Masters.

With Johnson's commitment Thursday, 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.

The Wells Fargo Championship will be held May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.

Fans can purchase tickets and research hospitality options by visiting www.wellsfargochampionship.com or by calling (800) 945-0777.

To accommodate families, children ages 12 and under can get in free with a paid adult admission (one child per paying adult).

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