Webb Simpson reckons PGA Tour is the ‘safest place to be’ in America


World No 6 Webb Simpson believes the PGA Tour is the “safest place anyone can be in the United States right now”, despite the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases.

On Wednesday, American golfer Chad Campbell joined fellow PGA Tour players Harris English, Cameron Champ, Nick Watney, Denny McCarthy and Dylan Frittelli in returning a positive test for coronavirus, along with the caddies of Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell.

While many see the positive tests as a cause for alarm, Simpson thinks the PGA Tour deserves nothing but credit for limiting the number of Covid-19 cases to single figures.

“I applaud the PGA Tour for everything they have done and are doing to keep us safe,” said Simpson, who picked up his second win of the year at the RBC Heritage a fortnight ago.

“I mentioned to the commissioner last week that based on our numbers, our stats, the safest place that anyone can be in the United States right now is on the PGA Tour.

“We had at that point when we had that conversation, I think seven out of some 2300-2400 positive, which is amazing.

“So the lengths that the Tour is going to make sure that every place we go is safe and secure – with testing and all that – I feel very good about being out here.”

The PGA Tour continues with this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit, Michigan, which tees off on Thursday at Detroit Golf Club with the latest sports betting offers already intriguing punters.