PGA’s Chad Campbell Tests Positive for COVID-19 Prior To Rocket Home Mortgage Classic

PGA’s Chad Campbell Tests Positive for COVID-19 Prior To Rocket Home Mortgage Classic

HUMBLE, TEXAS - OCTOBER 13: Chad Campbell of the United States plays his shot from the sixth tee during the final round of the Houston Open at the Golf Club of Houston on October 13, 2019 in Humble, Texas. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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The PGA Trip revealed Chad Campbell checked positive for COVID-19 and will not participate in this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Campbell, who was the first alternate for the occasion, is the 6th PGA Tour player to check favorable since play resumed this month.

” While the positive test result is unnerving, I am incredibly grateful to be asymptomatic and feel physically well and my thoughts are with anyone handling COVID, straight or indirectly,” Campbell stated in a statement. “I support the TOUR’s procedure during this time and will be quarantining myself to protect others until I am well. I am eagerly anticipating competing again when it is considered safe for me to make my return.”

Harris English, Nick Watney, Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy and Dylan Frittelli are the other 5 players who have tested favorable. In addition, the caddies for Brooks Koepka and Graeme McDowell contracted the infection last week.

The PGA Tour has a $100,000 stipend program for gamers who test positive and comply with the Tour’s health protocols.

” We have developed a program, a stipend program, for gamers on our tours, if they were to check favorable throughout the week or throughout competition, and to be able to be qualified for those procedures, we’ve just reconfirmed for our gamers, you need to follow our procedures in order to get approved for the stipend,” PGA Trip Commissioner Jay Monahan told reporters recently.

Monahan stated the PGA plans to continue playing tournaments and handle COVID cases on a week-by-week basis.

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