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2020 Zozo Championship: COVID-19 sidelines Dustin Johnson

For a 2nd consecutive week, the world’s No. 1-ranked player will miss a start on the PGA Tour after testing positive for the virus

Withdrew: Dustin Johnson, from the PGA Tour’s Zozo Championship, as a result of his recent positive test for COVID-19, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday in a news release. Johnson, the No. 1 player in the Official World Golf Ranking, had tested positive for the virus before last week’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek and withdrew. Johnson, 35, a 23-time winner on the PGA Tour, finished sixth or better in his five previous starts, including a victory at the Northern Trust en route to the FedEx Cup playoff title. In his most recent appearance, he tied for sixth in the U.S. Open five weeks ago. "Unfortunately, Dustin just made the decision to withdraw from Zozo," David Winkle, Johnson's agent, said in a text message. "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.” The Houston Open, which will be played Nov. 5-8 at Memorial Park, will be played one week before the Masters. Matt Kuchar replaced Johnson in the field for the Zozo Championship, which begins Thursday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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