Zach Johnson WDs From The Open After Positive COVID Test

Zach Johnson 2018 British Open, Round 2
Zach Johnson on the 18th green at Carnoustie Golf Club during day two of the 2018 Open Championship in Carnoustie, Scotland. Credit: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Zach Johnson was forced to withdraw from the Open Championship after testing positive for COVID-19.

The 2015 Open Champion was tested following the final round of the John Deere Classic on Sunday, before boarding a charter flight to England for the 149th Open at Royal St George’s.

Johnson’s test results came back positive, and he immediately withdrew.

Johnson posted a statement to Twitter on Monday.

England’s Sam Horsfield replaced Johnson in the field.

Overall, due to the strict protocols implemented by the R&A, 16 players have either opted out or withdrawn from The Open.



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