World’s Top Golfer Dustin Johson tests COVID-19 positive

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

14th Oct, 2020. 11:59 am
Dustin Johnson

The World’s Top Golfer, Dustin Johnson has been tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The top rank Golfer has been withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour event.

He notified about his disease to his officials, saying that “Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson, who holds 23 PGA Tour wins for his career. “I was really looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible.”

Johnson won the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par score of 276 for his first major championship.

He had previously finished in a tie for second at both the 2011 Open Championship and the 2015 U.S. Open.

He also has six World Golf Championships victories, with only Tiger Woods has won more, and he is the first player to win each of the four World Golf Championship events.

He is one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour, having been ranked in the top five annually from 2008 and leading in 2015. By virtue of his 2020 Travelers Championship win, Johnson became only the third player in Tour history to win a Tour title in each of his first 13 seasons, joining Jack Nicklaus (17) and Tiger Woods (14).

In February 2017 Johnson became the world number 1-ranked golfer and remained there for 64 consecutive weeks, the 5th longest run as number 1. He returned to the number 1 position in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and has been at number 1 for a total of 99 weeks.

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