Previous Masters champion Adam Scott has tried positive for Covid-19 and removed from the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, turning into the subsequent prominent golf player in the same number of weeks to do as such.
Dustin Johnson, the world No 1, tried positive a week ago at the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
Scott has not played since the US Open, and the Australian has played just multiple times – two majors and two FedEx Cup season finisher functions – in the four months since the PGA Tour got back from the Covid closure.
“While it’s troublesome news to get – as I truly anticipated playing this week – my emphasis presently is on recuperation for the last stretch of the fall,” Scott said.
Scott, who succeeded at Riviera in February, is No 15 on the planet. He is the third player from the main 20 to have tried positive over the most recent three weeks. The other was Tony Finau.
After self-detaching for 10 days, Scott won’t need to be tried again for a quarter of a year under CDC rules the PGA Tour has received. Scott was supplanted in the 78-man field by Jim Herman.