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Dustin Johnson WDs from Mayakoba: ‘It’s time for a break’

Masters champion and No. 1-ranked player’s absence leaves Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka as top draws at PGA Tour’s 2020 finale

Withdrew: Dustin Johnson, the recent Masters winner and No. 1-ranked player in the world, from this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic, the final event of the year on the PGA Tour. In a statement released by Mayakoba officials, Johnson said “my mind and body are telling me it’s time for a break.” Johnson has posted three results of sixth or better in as many starts in the 2020-21 season. Johnson’s absence leaves No. 3-ranked Justin Thomas as the lone top-10 player in the field. Thomas is coming off a fourth-place finish at the Masters after he tied for second at the Zozo Championship. No. 12-ranked Brooks Koepka, a four-time major champion, also brings a hot hand to Mayakoba. He tied for seventh at the Masters, one week after a T-5 at the Houston Open. No. 13 Daniel Berger and No. 19 Tony Finau are the other members of the top 20 who were listed as entrants. Play is scheduled to begin Thursday at El Camaleon Golf Club in Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. All players among the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of the year will earn starts in the 2021 Masters.

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