Top ranked golfer in world playing in Wells Fargo Championship

The world's number one ranked golfer has committed to play in the Wells Fargo Championship which will be held at Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington next month.

Johnson, who was born in Columbia, South Carolina and attended Coastal Carolina University in nearby Conway, will be returning to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2011.

Johnson's best finish in the Wells Fargo Championship was a tie for 29th in 2010.

The day before the Masters was set to begin, Johnson injured his back falling down a flight of stairs at the house he was renting in Augusta.

Johnson warmed up last Thursday on the Augusta National practice range and came out to the putting green near the first tee.

"One thing I never want to have to do again", Johnson said, "is watch a major from my couch". "More importantly, we are glad that he is okay and will be returning to the PGA Tour".

In our last check-in with Dustin Johnson, the World No. 1 was recovering in Florida from his fall down a staircase prior to the Masters.

Even so, Johnson originally said that he would likely take at least three weeks off following the Masters Tournament.

The tournament has been moved to Eagle Point this year as the usual venue, Quail Hollow, will stage this season's PGA Championship in August.

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.

Adam Scott, Alex Noren, Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed and Phil Mickelson are all now committed to play.

  • Rosalie Stanley