Nick Watney withdraws from PGA event with coronavirus

Nick Watney withdraws from PGA event with coronavirus

So it was a huge surprise to Garcia that the American then became the first player on the PGA Tour to test positive for coronavirus early on Friday morning and must now stay in the area to self-isolate for a minimum of 10 days. He was sharing a house this week with his caddie, Tony Navarro, as well as Brendon Todd's caddie.

Watney's playing partners, fellow Americans Luke List and Vaughn Taylor, went straight for testing after being allowed to play their second rounds.

Watney was not on the PGA Tour chartered flight and travelled privately to Hilton Head'. Obviously, I got my test done yesterday, and I was negative. He was tested and found to be positive.

Watney withdrew from the RBC Heritage before the second round on Friday after becoming the first PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19.

Watney hitched a ride from Texas to SC and both players tested negative for Covid-19 when they arrived at Hilton Head Island on Tuesday. None of the results came back positive.

That was only after he had been speaking to McIlroy on the putting green.

The tour's health protocols meant a track and trace policy went into operation. Gadberry also must self-quarantine.

What led Watney to report symptoms, according to McIlroy, was data on his Whoop strap that measures such metrics as workouts, sleep and recovery.

"So I'm hoping that maybe he gets tested again, and it's maybe a false positive". Major League Baseball temporarily shut down all of its spring training sites in Florida and Arizona after an coronavirus outbreak forced the Phillies, and later the Blue Jays, to cease operations at their spring sites in Florida.

Since its resumption, the Tour has conducted nearly 1,000 tests before and during the Charles Schwab Challenge and the RBC Heritage event, which ended yesterday. The Tour is in Cromwell, Conn., for the Travelers Championship. McIlroy showed the pride of a world No 1 as he bounced back from his opening 72 with a 65 to be seven back.

More stories emerged of a SC resort that was busy as ever, even though fans aren't allowed on the golf course.

Watney was the first player to test positive for the virus since the Tour returned from a three-month shutdown on June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.

The tournament is the second of five on the PGA Tour's revamped schedule that is being played without spectators to help stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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