Tony Finau tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday and has subsequently been ruled out of this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.
Finau posted on Twitter that he had returned a positive test from the PGA Tour’s standard health protocols in preparation of each event and that he will now begin a period of self-isolation.
The 31-year-old stated that he has not showcased any sort of symptoms so far and is good spirits, despite testing positive.
I look forward to returning to action as soon as I am able, and I wish everyone at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open a great week ahead!
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) October 6, 2020
The PGA Tour also released a statement, saying that Finau will receive all the necessary support during his recovery period.
‘As part of the PGA TOUR’s pre-tournament screening process this week at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, PGA TOUR member Tony Finau tested positive for Covid-19 and has been withdrawn from the event.
‘Finau, who last competed at the US Open, will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.
‘First alternate Bronson Burgoon will replace Finau in the field.’