Kamaiu Johnson WDs from Farmers with COVID-19, says mom hospitalized
SAN DIEGO – When Kamaiu Johnson discovered he’d been given a sponsor exemption to play this week’s Farmers Insurance coverage Open he took to Twitter: “Phrases can’t describe what getting this name means.”
Johnson’s PGA Tour debut must wait following information Tuesday that he’d examined constructive for COVID-19 and was pressured to withdraw from this week’s occasion.
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In a press release posted to his Twitter account Johnson mentioned: “To say that I’m dissatisfied can be a large understatement. I’ve dreamed of enjoying on the PGA Tour for an extended, very long time, however well being and security come first.”
Johnson, an eighth-grade dropout, was given the exemption into this week’s subject after he gained the 2020 Advocates Professional Golf Affiliation (APGA) Tour Championship.
BY Ryan Lavner
— February 21, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Kamaiu Johnson by no means made it previous the eighth grade, has by no means had his personal room and would not have a spot to stay. However nothing is stopping him from chasing his dream of constructing it to the PGA Tour.
“It’s instances like these the place you need to preserve specializing in the larger image at hand, and from my expertise a fork within the street typically has an attention-grabbing manner of resulting in new alternatives,” Johnson wrote. “Getting a quick glimpse of the Farmers Insurance coverage Open and what it will be wish to play on the PGA Tour solely additional ignites the hearth inside me to work that a lot more durable to chase the dream of enjoying on Tour full-time.”
Shortly after withdrawing, Johnson discovered that his mom, Angela, had been taken to the hospital due to problems as a consequence of COVID-19. “That is turning right into a nightmare from hell my mother has simply been rush to the hospital not having the ability to breathe as a consequence of COVID 19. Pray for my household please,” he tweeted.
Johnson was changed within the subject by Willie Mack III. Mack can be scheduled to play subsequent month’s Genesis Invitational on a sponsor’s exemption.