Fourth PGA Tour player tests positive for Covid-19
South African Dylan Frittelli has become the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19 during the US circuit's return.
After missing the cut in the Travelers Championship, the 30-year-old was found to have picked up the virus during pre-charter testing process for the next event, the Rocket Mortgage Classic.
As a result of joining Nick Watney, Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy in testing positive, Frittelli has been withdrawn from the tournament in Detroit as he faces a period of self-isolation under CDC guidelines.
“I am experiencing no issues and feel great physically and was surprised and disappointed to learn of the positive test today,” said Frittelli, a two-time winner on the European Tour before landing the John Deere Classic on the US circuit last year.
“I’m thankful for the WHOOP strap notification of a minor increase [0.3] in my respiratory rate overnight.
"However, I’m most thankful for the Tour’s assistance, procedures and protocols, which I will continue to follow during my self-isolation, so as to keep everyone safe. I look forward to getting back on Tour once it’s safe to do so.”
Two caddies, Ken Comboy, who works for Graeme McDowell, and Ricky Elliott, who is on Brooks Koepka, also tested positive in the build up to the Travelers Championship.
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