Dustin Johnson to miss second event due to COVID-19

Dustin Johnson, the top ranked player in the world, withdrew from this week’s ZoZo Championship, the second consecutive tournament he has missed after testing positive for COVID-19.

The tournament, which made its debut in Japan last year, was moved to the Los Angeles-area for 2020 at Sherwood Country Club as a concession to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tiger Woods is the defending champion.

“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,” Johnson’s agent David Winkle told Golfweek.

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The PGA Tour’s next event is the Bermuda Championship from Oct. 29-Nov. 1 before moving on to the Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course from Nov. 5-8.

Johnson, 36, is just the third player in PGA Tour history to win a tournament in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus and Woods. He has spent 100 weeks as the No. 1 player in the world over various times during his career.

He moved back to No. 1 in the world in August with a victory at the Northern Trust to begin the 2020 FedEx Cup playoffs, then won the Tour Championship at Atlanta in September, taking the $15 million first prize.

The 2016 U.S. Open winner finished tied for second at the 2020 PGA Championship held Aug. 6-9 at San Francisco.

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