Monday, September 14, 2020

Golfer Sam Horsfield Positive for COVID-19, Withdraws from U.S Open

PGA Golfer Sam Horsfield tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from this week's U.S. Open.

Sam posted the following message on social media: 

"Unfortunately, despite testing negative last Thursday prior to travelling to New York, I have subsequently tested positive for Covid-19 at the U.S. Open testing centre and have therefore had to withdraw from the tournament.

 It goes without saying that I am hugely disappointed to not have the opportunity to play in my fourth U.S. Open, but clearly the safety of the tournament and other players is paramount. I want to wish everyone all the best for a great week at Winged Foot and thank all the staff at the USGA and PGA Tour in helping me navigate the situation.

I am pleased to say that I am currently asymptomatic and feeling well, but in line with CDC guidelines, I will be notifying those I have been in contact with and self-isolating until I can produce a negative test with a view to returning to tournament play ASAP."

Sam Horsfield will be replaced by Rory Sabbatini in the U.S. Open.  He is the 2nd golfer that had to withdraw from the U.S Open due to COVID-19 with Scottie Scheffler testing positive earlier this week.

Sam Horsfield is the tenth PGA golfer to test positive for COVID-19 and has been added to the PGA Golfer Positive List for COVID-19. Visit that link to see all PGA golfers that have tested positive to date.

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