Dylan Frittelli fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19

Paola Ditto
Luglio 1, 2020

He didn't compete last week at the Travelers Championship in CT, and is now in self-isolation.

"I'm pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week". The PGA Tour said in a statement that it had carried out contact tracing after Frittelli returned the positive result, but was not recommending additional testing at this time. "I look forward to getting back on tour once it's safe to do so".

The 30-year-old has two career wins on Tour, most recently at the 2013 OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

English has five top-10 finishes this season, the most recent a share of ninth at Bay Hill in March.

English joins a growing list of people in the golf world to have tested positive. Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy, along with caddies for Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell also tested positive in CT.

The PGA Tour implemented a new rule that players must await a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed on tournament grounds after Nick Watney, the first Tour player to test positive after the Tour's restart June 11, interacted with other players while awaiting a test result, per Golfweek's JuliaKate E. Culpepper.

There were more than 2.5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States as of Monday afternoon, according to The New York Times, and almost 126,000 deaths attributed to it. MI had more than 70,000 confirmed cases. Jay Monahan, the Tour's commissioner insisted last week that these positive tests remain within the expected ratio, but the concerns will inevitably grow. "We need to use these developments as a stark reminder for everyone involved as we continue to learn from an operational standpoint".

The PGA Tour's return to play is being examined by all other sports leagues, including college football.

The tour said in a statement that English, who did not play last week in CT, tested positive during the pre-tournament screening process in Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic that starts Thursday.

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