Dustin Johnson has given himself the week off after his Saudi International victory and withdrawn from the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The world No 1, who extended his advantage at the top of the world rankings with a two-shot victory in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, had been due to make the long trip from the Middle East to tee it up in the latest event in the PGA Tour’s ‘West Coast Swing’.
“Following his successful week in Saudi Arabia, Dustin decided it would be best to enjoy a week at home before the Genesis Invitational and the WGC at The Concession,” said David Winkle, Johnson’s agent. “Other than being a bit jet-lagged, he is feeling great and looking forward to the weeks ahead. While he is disappointed to miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is always one of his favourite weeks, he feels his decision is for the best.”