Dustin Johnson Tests Positive For Covid-19

The World No.1 has withdrawn from this week's CJ Cup after testing positive for the Coronavirus

Dustin Johnson Tests Positive For Covid-19
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The World No.1 has withdrawn from this week's CJ Cup after testing positive for the Coronavirus

Dustin Johnson Tests Positive For Covid-19

Dustin Johnson is out of this week's CJ Cup after testing positive for Covid-19.

The American was due to make his first start since the US Open in the lucrative event, which has a purse of $9.75m and has moved from South Korea to Las Vegas due to Covid.

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“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” DJ said after the positive result.

“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.”

He has been replaced in the field by JT Poston.

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The field was due to include all of the world's top five but DJ is now out and will also miss next week's Zozo Championship in California as well.

The event was won by Tiger Woods in Japan in 2019 but has been moved to Sherwood Country Club for this year.

Dustin Johnson returned to the World No.1 spot this summer following wins at the Travelers Championship, The Northern Trust and Tour Championship, where he won the FedEx Cup trophy for the first time in his career.

He was also named PGA Tour Player of the Year, an award he has now won on two occasions.

There was also a positive Covid-19 test on the European Tour this week at the Scottish Championship with Jbe Kruger.

The South African is now in self isolation for 10 days.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV