• Covid-19: Champ, GMac withdraw

    Cameron Champ
    Cameron Champ

    Tw0-time PGA TOUR winner Cameron Champ and Graeme McDowell have joined the list of players not playing the Travelers Championship this week due to coronavirus implications.

    The pair join former World No 1 Brooks Koepka in withdrawing.

    ‘I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and disappointed to learn of the test result,’  said Champ.

    ‘It’s important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones.’

    Like Koepka, McDowell withdrew after his caddie tested positive for Covid-19.

    ‘For the protection of the field and for my own physical and mental well-being, I’m going to take a test tomorrow morning then jump on a private plane,’ McDowell said.

    ‘I’m going to get myself out of here, home to Florida and decide whether I need to quarantine myself from my family.’

    The former US Open champion, who won February’s Saudi International, played a Travelers practice round on Tuesday with Shane Lowry and Brooks and Chase Koepka.

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