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World No. 1 golfer Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, withdraws from CJ Cup

The No. 1 golfer in the world is going to have to start self-isolating.

Dustin Johnson plays his shot from the ninth tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday that Dustin Johnson, the No. 1 golfer in the world, has tested positive for Covid-19. Johnson has withdrawn from the CJ Cup, which was scheduled to start on Thursday in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek.

Johnson last played at the US Open the week of September 20th. He tied for sixth at the event. Prior to that, he closed out the 2019-2020 season winning The Northern Trust, finished second at the BMW Championship, and winning the season-ending TOUR Championship to take home the FedExCup.

Prior to his withdrawal, Johnson was the favorite to win the CJ Cup at +850. Jon Rahm is now the favorite, improving from +1000 to +900 at DraftKings Sportsbook.