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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Per PGA Tour protocols, the 36-year-old has has withdrawn from this week’s CJ CUP at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.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Earlier today, Jbe Kruger was withdrawn from this week’s European Tour event, the Scottish Championship, after testing positive for COVID-19 on-site at Fairmont St Andrews.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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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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