Johnson moves up his 2012 Debut

Dustin Johnson is egging to go in the 2012 PGA Tour Season.

The long hitting five-time PGA Tour winner announced he has moved up his 2012 PGA Tour season debut, and will now tee it up at the Humana Challenge this week in La Qunita, California.

Confirming the addition to the event via his twitter account, "Yes sir! @HumanaChallenge just got added!! @PGATOUR @TaylorMadeGolf #TM2012"

Johnson, World No. 8 will be joining the likes of Phil Mickelson, Bill Haas, Greg Norman and even former President Bill Clinton at the event.

On November 29th, he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery to repair cartilage damage in his right knee.

His agent David Winkle, said doctors have explained to them that he; on crutches then, would be able to begin chipping and putting within a few weeks after the procedure was complete and able to get back to regular preparations for the 2012 season by late December.

The surgeon that performed the procedure was Dr. George Caldwell. "He was in the hands of an excellent surgeon and a full and speedy recovery is expected," Winkle went on to say.

Entering the Humana Challenge, Johnson will be the highest ranked player in the field this week.

Tournament chairman Larry Thiel said, “We’re delighted Dustin has elected to launch his 2012 schedule at the Humana Challenge.” in the Desert Sun.

“Dustin is one of the outstanding young players on the PGA Tour.”

This will mark Johnson's third appearance in this event, with a 12th place finish in 2008 and 66th in in 2009.

Many eyes will be on the right knee of Johnson to see just how well the surgery went, and how it may or may not effect the big hitter's swing.

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