DL3, DJ make return from injuries at Players


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – This week will mark the return to the PGA Tour for two high-profile players, although Davis Love III’s stay on the DL was markedly longer than Dustin Johnson’s.

Johnson returns to action at The Players after missing just one start with a strained right wrist. He withdrew from last week’s Wells Fargo Championship and went home to South Florida to rest the ailing wrist, although his manager with Hambric Sports Management said he was feeling better and spent the weekend working on his game.

For Love, The Players – which he has won twice – will be his first start since undergoing neck surgery in February. Last year’s Ryder Cup captain had scrapped plans to play the RBC Heritage and last week’s stop at Quail Hollow Club in order to be 100 percent.

“He wanted to make sure there were no setbacks,” said Love’s trainer, Randy Myers.

Love, who will be making his 28th Players start, played nine holes at TPC Sawgrass on Sunday and participated in an 18-hole charity tournament at Sea Island (Ga.) Resort on Monday to benefit the Tucker Anderson Foundation.