Scott becomes 19th PGA Tour player to contract coronavirus

Fatiha Betscher

Adam Scott (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Aussie Adam Scott has now become the third player to withdraw from this week’s ZoZo Championship and the 19th PGA Tour player to contract the coronavirus since the June 11th lifting of the Tour’s golfing lockdown.
Scott advised the Tour on Tuesday that he felt he had coronavirus symptoms and left the host Sherwood course before it was confirmed that the former Masters champion had tested positive and was being ruled out of this week’s Euro 6.3m event
The Tour released statement saying:

PGA TOUR Statement on Adam Scott

PGA TOUR member Adam Scott has withdrawn from the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD after testing positive for COVID-19.

Scott, who last competed at the U.S. Open in September, will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.

“While it’s difficult news to receive – as I really looked forward to playing this week – my focus now is on recovery for the final stretch of the fall,” said Scott.

First alternate Jim Herman will replace Scott in the field.

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