PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (NewsNation Now) — The PGA Tour announced in a statement Tuesday that golfer Dustin Johnson has withdrawn from the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek after testing positive for COVID-19.
Johnson notified PGA Tour officials after experiencing coronavirus symptoms. He was administered a test which came back positive, forcing his withdrawal from the event.
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.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson. “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.”
First alternate J.T. Poston will replace Johnson in the field.