COLUMBIA, S.C. — Irmo native Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week's CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas after testing positive for COVID-19.
According to the PGA Tour, the No. 1 ranked golfer was experiencing symptoms which led him to take a test. Players are tested prior to travel each week and on site as part of the PGA Tour's COVID-19 testing protocols.
"Obviously, I am very disappointed," the Dutch Fork alum 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."
Johnson's agent David Winkle said that the FedEx Cup champion took an on-site tie Sunday that was negative. Johnson then started to feel symptoms Sunday night. After not feeling better on Tuesday, he took a test that came back positive.
Johnson has not played since the U.S Open last month. It is possible he could play at the Houston Open the week before the Masters (November 12-15).