Dustin Johnson tests positive for COVID-19

Dustin Johnson

World No.1 Dustin Johnson is the latest high-profile tour pro to test positive for COVID-19.

Per PGA Tour protocols, the 36-year-old has has withdrawn from this week's CJ CUP at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. 

He must now complete 14 days self-isolation before he can return to competition.

In a statement, the PGA Tour revealed that Johnson was administered a test after experiencing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus. The result came back positive, prompting his his withdrawal from the tournament. He has been replaced in the field by JT Poston.

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“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson. “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.”

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Earlier today, Jbe Kruger was withdrawn from this week's European Tour event, the Scottish Championship, after testing positive for COVID-19 on-site at Fairmont St Andrews. 

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Last week, world No.16 Tony Finau tested positive ahead of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

He was the first player to return a positive for coronavirus on the PGA Tour since Sam Horsfield and Scottie Scheffler ahead of last month's US Open at Winged Foot. 

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