Dustin Johnson has had to undergo a surgery on his right knee. This surgery could potentially keep the upcoming star from participating in the US PGA Tour, the first of 2012.
This surgery came as a big blow to the golfer who is making a lot of news in the golfing world for both the right and the wrong reasons.
Dustin Johnson, who came second at the British Open this year, had to undergo an arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to repair a cartilage tear. He will be on crutches for at least a week before he can begin his practice.
This will keep him out for most of the December and will only be able to participate next year in the month of January. It is not sure if the runners up of the British Open will be ready in time for the Tournament of Champions which begins on the sixth of January in Hawaii in Kapalua. This will be the opening competitive tour on the US Tour.
Dustin Johnson made his qualifications for the opening tour by grabbing a win at the Barclays this August. This was his fifth title in the US Tour in his career. He became the only player after Tiger Woods to win an event in all of the first four PGA seasons. Tiger Woods achieved this feat in the year 1999, more than a decade ago.
Dustin Johnson was also in the news for turning up late for the tee time at the Riviera. His caddy, Bobby Brown, gave him the wrong time which costed his boss a two stroke penalty. Dustin Johnson came just a few seconds before he was going to be disqualified and some say that he got off easy with only a two stroke penalty. Dustin Johnson himself acknowledged that he did not read the tee sheet himself and thus the penalty could not be shifted all on his caddie.