PGA Tour Rocked By A Second COVID-19 Confirmed Case In Five Days.

The PGA Tour has been rocked with a second confirmed Coronavirus case in just five days.

The Tour advised American Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for COVID-19 during pre-tournament screening on Tuesday at the TPC River Highlands course near Cromwell, Connecticut.

Cameron Champ and a second PGA Tour player in five days to be confirmed with the Coronavirus.

Last Friday, fellow American and father of four, Nick Watney tested positive ahead of the second round of the RBC Heritage Classic in South Carolina.

Adding to Watney’s concern was revelations he had travelled on the same private jet from Texas to South Carolina, and then ahead of his second round Watney was in conversation with World No. 1 Rory McIlroy.

It was minutes later in speaking with McIlroy, Watney’s pre-COVID-19 daily test proved positive.

However McIlroy and others with whom Watney came in contact, including his opening round playing partners were tested ‘negative’.

Champ, who turned 25 earlier this month, expressed disappointment the virus has ruled him out of this week’s event after securing a top-15 finish in last fortnight’s Charles Schwab Challenge.

He said:  “I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and disappointed to learn of the test result.

“It’s important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones.”

This latest confirmed COVID-19 case could easily now lead to strong calls for PGA Tour to shut down any further competition.



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