World News – CA – After recovering from COVID-19, no 1 Dustin Johnson waits for Masters


HOUSTON – A six-week hiatus before the Masters was not what Dustin Johnson had in mind He also didn’t expect to test positive for coronavirus and still wonders how it turned out happened

Johnson has found one of the best golfers to recover from the virus According to CDC guidelines followed by the PGA Tour, it will not have to be tested for three months

« I know I will play at the Masters next week, » Johnson said Wednesday, adding that he would be « nervous for sure » if he had to wait for test results before setting foot on Augusta National

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« I had no idea where I got it from, » he said « I thought about it and tried to figure it out I had all the people I had known each one of them passed tests Not a single person had it The only thing I can understand is that I have in Vegas I don’t even know how I got it there « 

It forced him to miss the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek and the Zozo Championship at Sherwood on a course he is a member of And it cost him time to prepare for the major final of the year He was a part of those who finished a shot behind Tiger Woods last year at the Masters

Johnson was coming off a solid run of PGA Championship finalists, winning by 11 shots at TPC Boston, losing to a 65-foot bird putt in the playoffs at Olympia Fields and winning the FedEx Cup. tied for sixth in the US Open at Winged Foot on Sept. 20

Johnson is among 37 Houston Open players who play at the Masters – assuming they pass their coronavirus tests Eight Masters Champions compete in the PGA Tour Champions event in Phoenix

Dustin Johnson, who has recovered after testing positive for coronavirus is among 37 Houston Open players who play at the Masters

Brooks Koepka is also playing Houston this week for just the second time since August due to injuries, Jordan Spieth and Tyrrell Hatton of England who moved on to No 10 in the world

He spent two weeks after testing positive for the virus before returning to a club a week ago on Monday, and even that session didn’t last very long as he had been out of golf for two weeks This is rare for someone trying to get their game in great shape for the Masters

Being isolated in Las Vegas seemed more difficult than recovering from the virus

“It wasn’t that bad as I wasn’t really sick,” he said “I felt like I had a cold for a few days, so I was pretty asymptomatic – a bit of fatigue and stuff like that, but I couldn’t really tell if it was because I was stuck in a hotel room for 11 days doing nothing or it was COVID that got me ‘made you feel that

« I didn’t leave the room for 11 days It was one of those things too, I was waiting to get sick because you know you have it, and you are sitting there But for me it is ‘was sweet and I’m very grateful for that… Yeah, I had a lot more free time than I expected « 

Johnson managed to keep his No. 1 ranking, barely, and he joined Woods, Greg Norman and Rory McIlroy as the only players to top the rankings for 100 weeks or more

Johnson is used to it now Which means a lot more is adding to his only major title at the U 2016S Open at Oakmont Consider a crash course this week to get you ready for Augusta

“If I hit a few good shots I’ll be happy,” Johnson said “It’s more about just getting reps, playing, training and getting ready for next week Obviously , I had a lot more time than I wanted to come to Augusta « 

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World News – CA – After recovering from COVID-19, No 1 Dustin Johnson awaits Masters


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