Dustin Johnson, who presently holds the primary place within the World Golf Rankings, has withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour occasion, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, citing the prognosis.
“Clearly, I’m very upset,” stated Johnson, who holds 23 PGA Tour wins for his profession. “I used to be actually trying ahead to competing this week however will do all the pieces I can to return as shortly as potential.”
Based on the PGA Tour, the 36-year-old Johnson was experiencing signs late Sunday night, and failed to enhance by Tuesday. He subsequently took a coronavirus check which got here again constructive.
He’ll get replaced within the 78-player Las Vegas area by first alternate J.T. Poston.
“I’ve already had just a few calls with the tour’s medical group and respect all of the help and steerage they’ve given me,” Johnson added.
In March, the PGA Tour underwent a 13-week shutdown as a result of Covid-19 pandemic, however since returning in June has seen not less than 15 gamers check constructive, together with Johnson. As a part of the tour’s coronavirus protocols, all gamers are examined previous to journey every week, and once more on-site.
Johnson’s final occasion was a sixth place end on the US Open in September, and since his signs started on Sunday, he might return to motion as early as subsequent week’s Zozo Championship. Usually held in Japan, the 2020 Zozo Championship has moved to Lake Sherwood, California on account of the worldwide pandemic.
For his profession, Johnson boasts one main championship victory, a 2016 US Open win at Oakmont Nation Membership in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.