Chad Campbell, three Korn Ferry gamers check constructive for COVID-19
PGA Tour veteran Chad Campbell has withdrawn from this week’s Rocket Mortgage Traditional after testing constructive for COVID-19, as have three Korn Ferry Tour gamers who have been slated to play the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes.
Campbell, 46, was the primary alternate for the 156-man discipline in Detroit however examined constructive as a part of the pre-tournament screening course of. He has not performed since lacking the lower at Colonial three weeks in the past and can now enter a interval of self-isolation, whereas Alex Cejka strikes as much as first alternate.
Campbell has 4 Tour victories, together with the 2003 Tour Championship, and he misplaced in a playoff on the 2009 Masters. He turns into the sixth PGA Tour participant to check constructive for COVID-19 within the final two weeks, becoming a member of Nick Watney, Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy, Dylan Frittelli and Harris English.
“Whereas the constructive check result’s unnerving, I’m extremely grateful to be asymptomatic and really feel bodily effectively, and my ideas are with anybody coping with COVID, straight or not directly,” Campbell mentioned.
Along with Campbell’s consequence, the Tour additionally disclosed that three gamers – Brandon Wu, Taylor Montgomery and Jonathan Hodge – all examined constructive forward of this week’s Korn Ferry occasion, which begins Wednesday. They grow to be the primary Korn Ferry gamers to check constructive as a part of the on-site screening course of, which has examined 247 gamers since June 11.
Montgomery missed the lower at every of the 2 Korn Ferry occasions in Florida earlier this month, whereas Hodge completed T-62 at TPC Sawgrass three weeks in the past. Wu has not performed a Tour-sanctioned occasion because the AT&T Pebble Seaside Professional-Am in February.