Harris English is the fifth and latest PGA Tour member to test positive for Covid-19 ahead of this week’ Rocket Mortgage Classic.
He did not feature in Connecticut last week and tested positive during the screening process in Detroit for Thursday’s start.
‘While it’s disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I’m pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week,’ English said in a statement.
‘I fully supported the tour’s new rule of not allowing anyone on the tournament grounds until testing negative, as protecting others in the field and everyone affiliated with the tournament and the community should be the number one priority as a result of a positive test.
‘I appreciate the tour’s support and I look forward to competing again after I’m fully recovered.’
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