World No. 1 Dustin Johnson out of CJ Cup at Shadow Creek after positive COVID-19 test

NORTH LAS VEGAS – World No. 1 Dustin Johnson withdrew Tuesday from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek after testing positive for COVID-19.

According to a release from the PGA Tour, Johnson started experiencing symptoms and notified the PGA Tour. He had a COVID-19 test and the result forced him to withdraw.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” Johnson said according to the statement. “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 that have given me.”

Johnson, who won three times last season and was the FedEx Cup champion, is in self-isolation. In his last five starts – two in majors – his worst finish was a tie for sixth. Alternate J.T. Poston replaced Johnson in the field.

Johnson tested positive at an off-site location in Las Vegas run by Sanford Health.

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Earlier on Tuesday, world No. 17 Tony Finau, who withdrew from last week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas after testing positive for COVID-19, withdrew from the CJ Cup. He was replaced in the 78-man field by alternate Robbie Shelton.

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