Dustin Johnson World Number One Withdraws From CJ Cup After Testing Positive For Covid-19

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Dustin Johnson World Number One Withdraws From CJ Cup After Testing Positive For Covid-19

World number one Dustin Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the PGA Tour has announced.

Johnson, 36, who is now self-isolating, has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, which starts on 15 October at Shadow Creek.

The American last competed in September’s US Open where he finished tied for sixth.

“I am very disappointed. I was looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible,” said Johnson.

On Monday Johnson notified Tour officials that he was “experiencing symptoms” of Covid-19 before taking a test.

“Johnson will have the PGA Tour’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC (Centers for Disease Control) guidelines,” a Tour statement said.

Meanwhile, South Africa’s Jbe’ Kruger, who is asymptomatic, was pulled out of this week’s Scottish Championship after testing positive for coronavirus and will self-isolate for 10 days.

Renowned for his big-hitting approach, the world number nine showed maturity and composure to card an impressive three-under 67 to win on six under par.

Matthew Wolff faded on the back nine, shooting 75 to finish second at level.

South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen, who finished third at two over, and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy were the only non-Americans to place inside the top 10.

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World number four McIlroy ended joint eighth at six over after a final-day 75 that included two double bogeys, while England’s Lee Westwood was a stroke further back.

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DeChambeau dedicated the win to his parents, who he said had “given up so much for me”.

He began the day two behind 21-year-old overnight leader Wolff and was the only player to shoot an under par round on Sunday.

DeChambeau was firmly in control by the time they hit the final stretch after playing the front nine in 33 shots – two under par – and he then had one birdie and eight pars in his final nine holes.

Wolff, who was hoping to become the first debutant to win the championship since Francis Ouimet in 1907, dropped four shots on the run-in as the pressure built.

Dustin Johnson World Number One Withdraws From CJ Cup After Testing Positive For Covid-19

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