World number one Dustin Johnson (10/1 joint-fav – PGA Championship Outright) has emerged as a doubt for next week’s PGA Championship after he was forced to pull out of this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament.

Johnson, who was tied-48th when last seen at the Valspar Championship, was set to headline the Byron Nelson tournament at TPC Craig Ranch in Texas, which starts on Thursday.

However, the American has been forced to withdraw after experiencing discomfort in his knee and there are now huge concerns over his fitness ahead of the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, which runs from May 20-23.

Confirming the news, Johnson said in a statement: “It is with deepest regret that I must withdraw from this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

“Unfortunately, the knee discomfort I occasionally experience has returned and, after consultation with my team and trainers, I feel it is best that I remain at home and focus on my rehabilitation work.

“I am not pleased about this situation, as I was really looking forward to playing this week.”

Johnson will now be working hard during the next few days to ensure he will be ready for the second Major of the season, which recently crowned Wells Fargo champion Rory McIlroy is the joint 10/1 favourite to win.

Spaniard Jon Rahm and American Justin Thomas are both priced at 12/1 to claim the spoils, while Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele are available at 14/1 and 16/1 respectively.

Rahm and DeChambeau are also teeing it up at the AT&T Byron Nelson and the duo are 8/1 and 9/1 respectively to come out on top in Texas, while Jordan Spieth is 10/1 as he looks to continue his impressive rise back up the rankings.

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