Top ranked golfer in world playing in Wells Fargo Championship


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dustin Johnson, winner of 15 career titles on the PGA TOUR and the No.1 ranked player in the world, committed today to play in the Wells Fargo Championship.

Johnson was born in Columbia, SC and attended Coastal Carolina University. He will be returning to the Wells Fargo Championship for the first time since 2011. Johnson’s best finish in the tournament was a tie for 29th in 2010. In his two other starts, he missed the cut both times.

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Johnson had won three of his last four starts this season before withdrawing from the Masters Tournament last week with a back injury.

“We certainly are excited that Dustin will be joining us in Wilmington in a few weeks,” said Wells Fargo Championship Executive Director Kym Hougham. “More importantly, we are glad that he is OK and will be returning to the PGA TOUR. Local fans who have followed his career since he was an amateur player in this area are in for a real treat. He leads a group of players, currently in the field, who are among golf’s most dynamic and talented players in the world today.”

With Johnson’s commitment today, there are currently six players among the top-20 in the world scheduled to compete in the tournament including, No.11 Adam Scott, No.12 Alex Noren, No.13 Jon Rahm, No.14 Patrick Reed and No.20 Phil Mickelson.

Players have until Friday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m. to commit.

Fans can purchase tickets and research Hospitality options by visiting or by calling (800) 945-0777.  Children ages 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission (one child per paying adult).

The Wells Fargo Championship is scheduled for May 1-7 at Eagle Point Golf Club.