Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, Ursula Wikstrom and Annabel Dimmock have withdrawn from this week’s Omega Dubai Moonlight Classic after testing positive for Covid-19.
The Ladies European Tour trio were tested on arrival in Dubai on Monday and will remain in self-isolation for 14 days. Matthew, who was a winning Solheim Cup captain last year, took to social media to assure fans that she is feeling fine with no symptoms.
I have had to withdraw from the Omega Dubai moonlight Classic after unfortunately testing positive for COVID-19 on my arrival. I am feeling fine and have no symptoms. I would like to thank the @LETgolf @OMEGAGolfDubai for all there help and support.
— Catriona Matthew (@Beany25) November 3, 2020
A statement from tournament organisers said: “The Ladies European Tour has withdrawn Annabel Dimmock, Catriona Matthew and Ursula Wikström from this week’s OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic after the players tested positive for COVID-19.
“The LET has implemented a strict COVID-19 testing process throughout the season and the players, who had not, and have still not, exhibited any symptoms, were tested upon arrival into Dubai on Monday morning.
“The three players have followed all the LET guidance and protocols put in place to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and will now remain in self-isolation for a minimum of fourteen days in accordance with the mandatory Health Authority and medical professional guidelines. Contacts identified as part of the track and trace process will be managed in accordance with the Health Authorities guidelines.”