World’s top-ranked golfer Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from this week’s CJ Cup tournament in Las Vegas after testing positive for COVID-19.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” Johnson said in a statement released by the PGA Tour. a lot of updated Sports News you can see at Onlinebetnow!
“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.”
The 36-year-old is currently undergoing self-isolation, the tour added, as his last outing was last month’s US Open where he finished in a tie for sixth.
According to Johnson’s agent, David Winkle of Hambric Sports. He played golf at another course in Las Vegas and then tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday morning. But eventually Johnson notified as he began to ache that day and dealt with some congestion and a mild cough. On Monday, Johnson didn’t do anything. When he woke up Tuesday, he still had symptoms and went for another test. He tested positive at an off-site location in Las Vegas run by Sanford Health.
Oddsmakers have set Johnson to be the favorite or co-favorite in winning the tournament before he withdrew.
Jon Rahm now replaces his spot as the favorite at somewhere around 10-1. J.T. Poston will replace Johnson in the field at the no-cut tournament, which is open to only 78 golfers.
World No. 17 Tony Finau withdrew from last week’s Shriners Hospital for Children Open following a positive test, also has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, as reported by Rob Bolton of PGATour.com.
Since the PGA Tour returned in June after a 3-month hiatus, only 10 players have tested positive for COVID-19 on-site while two others have tested positive at home, but the PGA Tour has not had to cancel any tournaments.