Dustin Johnson Officially Withdraws From Ryder Cup – Watson Says He’ll Be Missed At Gleneagles.

The PGA of America has now issued a statement indicating Dustin Johnson has officially withdrawn from next week’s PGA Championship and the 2014 Ryder Cup.

The news comes soon after Johnson’s management company released a statement saying Johnson was taking an indefinite leave of absence.

Dustin Johnson now out of the PGA Championship, FedEx Cup Play Offs and Ryder Cup.  (Photo - Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

Dustin Johnson now out of the PGA Championship, FedEx Cup Play Offs and Ryder Cup. (Photo – Fran Caffrey/www.golffile.ie)

David Winkle, the Hambric Sports agent who managers Johnson’s business affairs, then contacted the PGA of America advising his client’s absence included next week’s PGA Championship and also the Ryder Cup being staged from September 26th to 28th.

Julius Mason from the PGA of America then re-tweeted the news.

USA Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson remarked: ¬†“We will certainly miss Dustin Johnson at Gleneagles, and we wish him the best.

“”As one of the longest hitters in the game with an undefeated record of 3-0 at Medinah in 2012, he has clearly been an asset for the United States team.

“That said, the United States is a team with an abundance of talent. I am looking forward to teeing it up alongside those players in the PGA Championship at Valhalla, and finding out along with everyone else, which players qualify for the team based on points.”

On Monday, Johnson withdrew from this week’s World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, citing “personal reasons.”

Johnson has eight PGA Tour titles, his last at the 2013 WGC-HSBC Champions.

In a statement, the PGA Tour said, “We have nothing to add to Dustin’s statements but wish him well and look forward to his return to the PGA Tour in the future.”

However¬†Johnson’s absence now from the PGA Championship and the Ryder Cup only adds fuel to speculation Johnson has indeed been handed a PGA Tour three-month ban for allegedly taking performance enhancing drugs.

But then in 2012 Winkle insisted his client was not involved with illegal drugs.



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