The game of golf returned, to give us joy, to give us new moments to cherish, and to say, the return has not been a relief to all the golf fans, across the world, would be a lie. But, the TOUR, has seen its fair share of problems too, since its return. The Tour, has now seen, five positive Covid-19 tests (including three players) and precautionary WDs (Chase Koepka, Webb Simpson & Bud Cauley).
Previously, anyone “inside the bubble” was allowed on property at the beginning of the week as they waited for their test results, albeit with certain restrictions. But now the Tour will not allow any player, caddie or anyone else inside the bubble on site without testing negative for Covid-19 in market.
Due to longer turnaround times for test results on the KF Tour, this will not be implemented on that Tour for now.
Cameron Champ, was the first to test positive at the Travelers Championship and has now tested negative thrice in over past 72 hours, a news which he shared on his social media too.
After a COVID-19 scare shortly that led to Simpson’s withdrawal from the Travelers Championship, he announced Saturday that his family has all tested negative for the disease.
“The last week has been a roller-coaster of emotions, from the high of a great week in Hilton Head to the realities of COVID-19 and the impact it can have on a family,” Simpson wrote in a statement posted to social media. “Thankfully, I am happy to report that the Simpson family has all tested negative for COVID-19. We appreciate the outpouring of support from fans, friends and family.”