Top golf coach Pete Cowen is apparently fairly confident that he has contracted the coronavirus, according to a report in the Telegraph.
The highly rated Englishman told the publication he believes is currently suffering from the virus despite not showing any symptoms.
‘You really don’t want this. I’m feeling horrendous and wouldn’t wish this on anyone; no matter how young and fit they may be,’ said the 69-year-old.
Cowen was at last week’s cancelled PLAYERS Championship in the USA where he was working with big-name players such as Gary Woodland, Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson.
‘After a few days of self-isolation, we decided to ring the ambulance and the medics said I ticked every box on the corona sheet. They were fantastic, but said they were not allowed to test me unless I was admitted to hospital and then the staff there decided to keep you in.
‘I don’t want to alarm anyone, and I might just have been particularly vulnerable to it. But I’m not sure how anyone with an underlying illness could cope with this,’ Cowen said.
Since then he has told the players he has been working with to take extra caution and follow the necessary health guidelines.