Fatigued DJ pulls out of Mayakoba Golf Classic

I guess you can’t blame him…it’s been a long year and he certainly doesn’t need the money.

World No.1 and newly-crowned Masters champion, Dustin Johnson, has decided to withdraw from tomorrow’s $7.2 million Mayakoba Golf Classic at the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico.

“Dustin Dustin Johnson won his first Masters title last month (Credit: PGA Tour)

The tournament marks the final PGA Tour event of the year with next week’s Greg Norman QBE Shootout not part of official calendar.

“After much careful thought, I have made the difficult decision to withdraw,” said Johnson in his official statement.

“My mind and body are telling me it’s time for a break, so I look forward to spending some much-needed time at home with Paulina and the boys. I know this is disappointing news and I sincerely apologise to all my friends involved with the tournament.”

The tournament won’t be missing its stars with Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler all lining up to play at the seaside course in the Gulf of Mexico.

Johnson last played three weeks ago when he won his first major in four years and his first Masters title. His next likely tournament will be at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii in early January.