Dustin Johnson withdraws from Mayakoba Golf Classic

Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from next week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The 2020 Masters champion said in a statement released by the tournament Friday that he needed to rest and apologized for missing the event held Dec. 3-6 at El Camaleón Golf Club.

“I have heard nothing but great things about the tournament, golf course and the Mayakoba resort, so I was excited to play. However, my mind and body are telling me it’s time for a break, so I look forward to spending some much-needed time at home with Paulina (Gretzky) and the boys.”

Johnson, 36, has three top-10 finishes in as many appearances this season, including his Masters win and a T-2 at the Vivint Houston Open. Last season, he had seven top-10 finishes out of 14 events including wins at the Travelers Championship, the Northern Trust and Tour Championship.

In October, the reigning FedEx Cup champion tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrew from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek and the Zozo Championship at Sherwood.

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