Harris English: Harris English becomes fifth PGA player to test positive for COVID-19 | Golf News

NEW YORK: American Harris English was named on Monday because the fifth US PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19 for the reason that tour’s three-month shutdown ended on June 11.
He grew to become the second player in as many days to test positive after the PGA toughened coronavirus security measures.
Two gamers and two caddies examined positive two weeks in the past to enhance considerations and immediate tighter restrictions, gamers having to test damaging to be allowed at programs.
The Tour mentioned in an announcement that English, who didn’t play final week in Connecticut, examined positive in the course of the pre-tournament screening course of in Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic that begins on Thursday.
English withdrew from the PGA’s fourth comeback match and can start self-isolation beneath Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tips and tour protocols.
“While it’s disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I’m pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week,” English mentioned in an announcement.
“I totally supported the tour’s new rule of not permitting anybody on the match grounds till testing damaging, as defending others within the area and each affiliated with the match and the neighborhood must be the primary precedence because of a positive test.
“I respect the tour’s help and I look ahead to competing once more after I’m totally recovered.”
English’s positive got here a day after South African Dylan Frittelli examined positive for coronavirus in a test earlier than he was to have flown on a PGA player constitution to Detroit on Sunday from the Travelers Championship.
Nick Watney was the primary player to test positive for the virus on the Heritage match two weeks in the past whereas fellow Americans Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy examined positive final week at Cromwell, Connecticut.
English, a 30-year-old from Georgia ranked 139th on this planet, gained his solely two PGA titles in 2013 on the St. Jude Classic and Mayakoba Classic.
English has 5 top-10 finishes this season, the newest a share of ninth at Bay Hill in March.
This week’s occasion and subsequent week’s first of two straight tournaments at Dublin, Ohio, are set to be the final with out spectators.
A decreased variety of followers are set to attend the Jack Nicklaus-hosted Memorial match at Muirfield Village beginning July 16.
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