The number 1 ranked golfer in the world Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Vegas that takes place this week.
According to David Winkle, Johnson’s agent at Hambric Sports, the golfer took an on-site test Sunday that was negative. But he started feeling symptoms Sunday night, stayed away from the course Monday, and didn’t feel better Tuesday, so he took a test that came back positive.
Because the symptoms began Sunday, it is possible that Johnson could return at next week’s Zozo Championship as long as his symptoms have subsided. He would not be able to practice on-site prior to the tournament.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson, a 23-time PGA Tour winner who captured the Tour Championship and thus the FedEx Cup title last month. “I was really looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible. His status at this time for future events is unknown. We will keep you updated as more news becomes available.
We at AEE wish Dustin a quick and speedy recovery