Chad Campbell withdraws from Detroit event after positive coronavirus test
Chad Campbell has become the latest player forced to withdraw from a PGA Tour event due to coronavirus.
The 46-year-old recorded a positive result for Covid-19 during the pre-tournament testing ahead of this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.
Campbell said in a statement released by the PGA Tour: “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 and indirectly.
“I support the Tour’s protocol during this time and will be quarantining myself to protect others until I am well.
“I am looking forward to competing again once it is seemed safe for me to make my return.”
South African Dylan Frittelli also pulled out of the event after testing positive for coronavirus on Monday, while the PGA Tour also announced that three players on the second-tier Korn Ferry Tour were forced to withdraw from the TPC Colorado Championship.
Brandon Wu, Taylor Montgomery and Jonathan Hodge will undergo self-isolation protocols after testing positive ahead of Wednesday’s first round at Heron Lakes.
A statement from Korn Ferry tour president Alex Baldwin read: “These positive test results serve as a distinct reminder that we all need to continue to be vigilant in this ever-changing climate.
“We will further reinforce the elements of our health and safety plan to all constituents, and deliver our full support to those who test positive for Covid-19.”
Nick Watney was the first player to test positive for Covid-19 following his opening round at the RBC Heritage earlier this month before several other pulled out of last week’s Travelers Championship.
Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy, who hit an opening round of 67, withdrew from the event following positive results, while Graeme McDowell and Brooks Koepka did not participate after their respective caddies returned positive tests.
Koepka’s brother Chase and Webb Simpson withdrew having been in close proximity with a person who had subsequently tested positive, while Bud Cauley, who played with McCarthy but tested negative, pulled out as a precautionary measure.
Rory McIlroy taking inspiration from Tiger Woods ahead of Abu Dhabi Championship
The 32-year-old’s form since the Ryder Cup has given him “renewed optimism, excitement and anticipation”.
Collin Morikawa using Bahamas setback as motivation to become world number one
The two-time major winner squandered a five-shot lead on the final day at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas last month.
Bryson DeChambeau: I don’t want to be a super-controversial figure
The big-hitting American was given some useful advice by Hollywood star Chris Pratt.
Webb Simpson eyeing Ryder Cup return after winless 2021
The American tees it up this week at the Sony Open, an event where he has a fine record.
Cameron Smith secures record-breaking wire-to-wire victory in Hawaii
The Australian made history at Kapalua with his winning total.
Viktor Hovland happy to be reunited with lost golf clubs in Hawaii
Viktor Hovland was able to breathe a sigh of relief after being reunited with his golf clubs six days after losing them in transit.
Phil Mickelson confirmed for Tournament of Champions after 21-year absence
Phil Mickelson has confirmed his participation in next month’s Sentry Tournament of Champions on the PGA Tour.
Tiger Woods ‘worn out’ after second-placed finish with son at PNC Championship
Team Woods finished two shots behind John Daly and his son John Daly II in Orlando.
Tiger Woods and son Charlie three shots back at PNC Championship in Orlando
The 15-time major winner was back in action after injury
Tiger’s back: All the best social as Tiger Woods returns to the golf course
The 15-time Major Champion played his first round of golf in public since his car accident in February.