PGA superstar Dustin Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the golfer to withdraw from this weekend’s PGA tournament in Vegas.
Dustin Johnson is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. 36-year-old Johnson says he experienced symptoms and immediately alerted PGA Tour officials so he could be tested. Obviously, the results came back positive for coronavirus which means he won’t participate in the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek golf course this week.
Johnson won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par score of 276 for his first major championship. Dustin Johnson is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, having been ranked in the top five annually from 2008 and leading in 2015. By virtue of his 2020 Travelers Championship win, Johnson became only the third player in Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14).
In February 2017, Johnson became the world number 1-ranked golfer and remained there for 64 consecutive weeks, the 5th longest run as number 1. Dustin Johnson returned to the number 1 position in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and has been at number 1 for a total of 100 weeks.
Johnson had been the betting favorite this week over guys like Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm. “Obviously, I am very disappointed,” Johnson said,”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.” We wish Dustin Johnson a speedy recovery.