The PGA Tour has had its highest possible COVID-19 positive with the news that World Number 1 Dustin Johnson has tested positive to the virus and has withdrawn from an upcoming tournament.
In a statement from the PGA Tour, it was stated that Johnson had been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms so he notified officials who then administered a test, with the positive result forcing his withdrawal from The CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek event which begins on Thursday.
“Johnson, who last competed at the U.S. Open, will have the PGA Tour’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines,” said the statement.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson in 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 they have given me.”
This is the second-straight week a top-20 player has been forced to withdraw because of COVID-19, however. Last week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, it was Tony Finau.