PGA Star Dustin Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus


The number-one rated golfer in the world is now battling the coronavirus.

Dustin Johnson became symptomatic and he's now out of the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas this week.

Johnson said in a statement he'll work to return to the course as quickly as he can.

It remains to be determined whether Johnson will be ready to go for The Masters next month. 

Johnson is the 11th player to receive a positive test since the PGA Tour resumed its schedule in June, but he's by far the biggest name.

Johnson is the reigning PGA Tour player of the year after winning the FedEx Cup in early September.

He has not played since a tie for sixth in the U.S. Open a month ago.

Johnson notified the tour of symptoms, which led to the test.

With files from the Associated Press