Dustin Johnson undergoes Cartilage surgery on his right knee, eyes a late start in 2012

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Dustin Johnson undergoes Cartilage surgery on his right knee, eyes a late start in 2012 
For the common spectators behind the ropes, it may appear as if the prolific Dustin Johnson has been swinging effortlessly all the time and has been able to pull in some amazing finishes on the PGA Tour as well as on the other side of the Atlantic, fact
of the matter, however, is a bit different.
The 27-year-old South Carolina native has been quietly suffering from burgeoning cartilage damage in his right knee since July this year and has barely managed to hang in when at times, a withdrawal was imminent.
Johnson has had an amazing debut on the PGA Tour since he turned professional in the year in 2007. A graduate from the Coastal Carolina University, Johnson has the distinction of being the only player after Tiger Woods to win a title in all the starting
four years on the PGA.  He has seven professional victories to his credit, five of them on the PGA Tour.
“I don't know if there's a better athlete on TOUR than Dustin.” said Chris Dimarco, a former PGA veteran. “He can hit it so far and when he's on, he's hard to beat. He's won at least one tournament each of the last four years which is impressive. If he gets
a little more consistent week-in and week-out, he'll have even more chances.”
Johnson broke headlines when he finished for a joint second in the Open Championship this year, alongside the grizzled Phil Mickelson. He went over to win his first title of the year, The Barclays on the and played stunning golf in the President’s Cup in
November to lead the US team to a glorious victory. In all this time, Johnson had been struggling with his right knee and it was about time he decided to undergo a cartilage surgery.
Johnson has already undergone arthroscopic surgery on November 29 and the doctors have said that he will be on crutches for another week and his return to mainstream golf will be delayed going into the next year. Johnson has missed just 12 cuts in the last
four years and has been a stunning success story.
“For all the tremendous accomplishments and his freakish talents, I'm having trouble overcoming visions of miscues in majors. Will undoubtedly win one very soon.” said Craig Perks. 
Johnson suffered form vows at the start of the year and regained his composure at the closing of the season, winning the Barclays by two strokes over countryman Matt Kuchar. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship, the last major of the year and shot back
to his glistening form with a strong performance at the President’s Cup. Johnson will be hoping to pull in a major title starting next year, which will add considerable stature to his already stunning profile.



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