24 Apr 2013

Johnson and Johnson withdraw from South Korea tournament

7:16 am on 24 April 2013

Organisers of the Ballantine's Golf Championship have given assurances that this week's event in South Korea will go ahead despite two leading players withdrawing over fears of conflict with North Korea.

The 2007 Masters Champion, American Zach Johnson and countryman Dustin Johnson, the world No.19, have withdrawn following weeks of military tensions between Seoul and nuclear-armed Pyongyang.

Other leading players Louis Oosthuizen, YE Yang and Paul Casey have confirmed their attendance.