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Dustin Johnson, the world's top golfer, tests positive for Covid-19

October 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The top-ranked golfer in the world has tested positive for Covid-19.

(CNN)The top-ranked golfer in the world has tested positive for Covid-19.

Dustin Johnson, who currently holds the number one position in the World Golf Rankings, has withdrawn from this week's PGA Tour event, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, citing the diagnosis.

"Obviously, I am very disappointed,'' said Johnson, who holds 23 PGA Tour wins for his career.

According to the PGA Tour, the 36-year-old Johnson was experiencing symptoms late Sunday evening, and failed to improve by Tuesday.

In March, the PGA Tour underwent a 13-week shutdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but since returning in June has seen at least 15 players test positive, including Johnson.

As part of the tour's coronavirus protocols, all players are tested prior to travel each week, and again on-site.

Johnson's last event was a 6th place finish at the US Open in September, and since his symptoms began on Sunday, he could return to action as early as next week's Zozo Championship.

In September Johnson captured the PGA Tour's season-long FedEx Cup championship and the $15 million dollar bonus that comes with it.

He was also named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the second time in his career.

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