October 15, 2020

Johnson tests positive for Covid-19

World No.1 Dustin Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour has announced.

Johnson notified Tour officials on Monday that he was experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 before taking a test which yielded a positive result.

Johnson is now self-isolating and has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, which starts on Thursday at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 36-year-old American, who last competed in September’s US Open, where he finished tied for sixth, said: “I am very disappointed. I was looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Jbe’ Kruger, who is asymptomatic, was pulled out of this week’s Scottish Championship at Fairmont St Andrews after testing positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate for 10 days.

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