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2020 Zozo Championship: Adam Scott WDs, citing COVID-19

With the positive test, the Australian becomes the 2nd world-class golfer to be sidelined by the coronavirus this week

Withdrew: Adam Scott, from this week’s Zozo Championship, after the PGA Tour reported Wednesday that he had tested positive for COVID-19. “While it’s difficult news to receive – as I really looked forward to playing this week – my focus now is on recovery for the final stretch of the fall,” Scott said in a statement released by the PGA Tour. American Jim Herman, who won the Wyndham Championship in August and was the first alternate, will replace Scott in the field. Earlier this week, Dustin Johnson, who is No. 1 the Official World Golf Ranking, announced that he would not be able to compete because of a positive COVID-19 test last week. Scott, 40, of Australia, has not competed since Sept. 20, when he tied for 38th in the U.S. Open. Scott, who ranks No. 15 in the world, has won 13 times on the PGA Tour, including the Genesis Invitational in February. The Zozo event is scheduled to begin Thursday at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., where Tiger Woods will be the defending champion (tee times).

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