World No.1 Dustin Johnson says he’s still not 100 percent fit but is “hitting the ball better” than he was before sustaining a back injury that kept him out of the Masters.
“I was hitting the ball better today than I was when I injured myself, so that was a lot of fun,” Johnson told Huffington Post reporter Jordan Schultz.
Johnson injured his back and left elbow when he fell down a flight of stairs in his rented home in Augusta, the afternoon before the opening round of the Masters. An MRI revealed deep bruising on the left side of his lower back.
“The back’s feeling a lot better. It’s probably about 85-90 percent right now,” he told Schultz.
The 32-year-old has confirmed he will be ready to go for his next scheduled start at the Wells Fargo Championship starting on May 4.