• DJ out of Zozo Championship

    Dustin Johnson
    Dustin Johnson

    Having tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of last week’s CJ Cup, world No 1 Dustin Johnson is now also set to miss the Zozo Championship, which tees off in California on Thursday.

    Johnson’s news came as a shock to the golfing world and the American was ultimately forced into a period of self-isolation.

    But, his agent, David Winkle, told Golfweek that despite being in much better state this week, Johnson is still not ready to compete.

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    ‘While he is feeling much better, he is still a bit low on energy and feels it would be best to wait and resume his schedule in Houston,’ he said.

    The 36-year-old started to experience mild symptoms in the buildup to last week’s event at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas and then returned a positive Covid-19 test.

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    Johnson emphatically won his first FedEx Cup title in September to finish the 2019-20 season as the best golfer on the PGA Tour.

    With only one Major title to his name, he will be eager to deliver a big performance at next month’s Masters at Augusta National, although his preparation has now been interrupted somewhat.


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