• The Star Staff

The PGA Tour resumed last week. A golfer has now tested positive for the COVID-19.

By Bill Pennington


The PGA Tour expanded coronavirus testing of players, caddies and officials over the weekend after five-time tour winner Nick Watney became the first golfer to test positive for the virus since golf’s tournament schedule resumed last week following a three-month layoff.


Watney, 39, tested negative for the coronavirus at the RBC Heritage event in Hilton Head, S.C. last Tuesday and played in Thursday’s first round. On Friday, he consulted with a physician after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The results of a subsequent test for the virus came back positive, and he withdrew from the competition.


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