Harrington had been competing in last week’s Phoenix Open but sat out the weekend rounds after missing the cut in his first showing on the TPC Scottsdale course in five years. Then in travelling to the US West Coast for this week’s $7.8m PGA Tour event, the 49-year old Irishman tested positive for coronavirus following a mandatory pre-tournament test.
Thanks very much for everyone’s well wishes. At the moment I’ve just the symptoms of a cold. If it doesn’t get any worse I’ll take that as a piece of good luck. https://t.co/Ka5fMCpDxn
— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) February 9, 2021
Harrington’s withdrawal comes after tournament favourite, Dustin Johnson also withdrew from the event after his win in Saudi. DJ’s withdrawal wasn’t an enforced one, however, with the world number one eager to enjoy a week off after his third win in nine starts.
“Following his successful week in Saudi Arabia, Dustin decided it would be best to enjoy a week at home before the Genesis Invitational and the WGC at The Concession,” said David Winkle, Johnson’s agent.
“Other than being a bit jet-lagged, he is feeling great and looking forward to the weeks ahead. While he is disappointed to miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is always one of his favourite weeks, he feels his decision is for the best.”
Seamus Power will be the lone Irishman this week in Pebble Beach.
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