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Dustin Johnson tests positive for COVID-19, out of CJ Cup

October 13, 2020

Jamie Squire

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's PGA Tour event, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, after testing positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released by the tour on Tuesday, Johnson reported to tournament officials that he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. He was administered a test, with the positive result forcing Johnson to remove himself from the field.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” Johnson said in a statement. “I was really looking forward to competing this week, but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible. I have already had a few calls with the tour’s medical team and appreciate all the support and guidance they have given me.”

The World No. 1 had been playing some of his best golf of late. He won three times over the summer, including his first FedEx Cup title, and finished T-6 in September’s U.S. Open.

The news comes a week after Tony Finau had to withdraw from the Shriners Hospital for Children Open after testing COVID-19 positive. Johnson is the 12th player to have tested positive since the tour’s restart in June.

J.T. Poston will replace Johnson in the field.