Sixth US PGA Tour player tests positive for COVID-19 | Golf News

NEW YORK: American Chad Campbell is the sixth US PGA Tour player to check positive for COVID-19 because the tour heads into the fourth week of its restart after a three-month shutdown.
The tour stated in a press release that Campbell had withdrawn from this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, the place he was the primary alternate, after he examined positive as a part of the pre-tournament screening course of.
Campbell, a four-time tour winner, missed the reduce on the first event because the coronavirus shutdown ended at Colonial three weeks in the past and hadn’t performed since.
He will now enter self-isolation per tour pointers and have to be cleared medically earlier than he can compete once more.
“While the positive test result is unnerving, I am incredibly grateful to be asymptomatic and feel physically well, and my thoughts are with anyone dealing with COVID, directly or indirectly,” Campbell stated in a press release launched by the tour.
On Monday, American Harris English examined positive and withdrew from the Detroit event.
Like Campbell, English didn’t play final week in Connecticut.
South African Dylan Frittelli can also be in self-isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus, earlier than he was to have flown Sunday on a PGA player charger to Detroit from the Travelers Championship.
Nick Watney was the primary PGA Tour player to check positive because the restart on the Heritage event two weeks in the past. Fellow Americans Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy examined positive final week at Connecticut, the place two caddies additionally examined positive.
The PGA Tour additionally introduced on Wednesday that three gamers on the developmental Korn Ferry Tour examined positive previous to this week’s TPC Colorado Championship.
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