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The PGA Trip revealed updated healthy and safety measures for players and caddies associated with COVID-19 after three favorable tests at this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Changes consist of the requirement for a negative test prior to being allowed inside the tournament “bubble” and a Tour fitness truck to dissuade gamers from leaving the location to exercise:
Players will be eliminated from the tournament if they check favorable for the coronavirus and would then face an obligatory quarantine of a minimum of 10 days before a potential resumption of play.
The statement kept in mind players’ eligibility for the Trip’s stipend program, which makes them eligible for approximately $100,000 after a positive COVID-19 test, depends on following all standards.
PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan referenced the circumstance in a press conference Wednesday.
” We have developed a program, a stipend program, for players on our tours,” he told reporters “If they were to evaluate positive throughout the week or throughout competition, and to be able to be qualified for those protocols, we have actually just reconfirmed for our players, you should follow our procedures in order to receive the stipend.”
PGA Tour gamer Cameron Champ withdrew from the Travelers after testing favorable. Caddies Ricky Elliott (Brooks Koepka) and Ken Comboy (Graeme McDowell) likewise checked favorable for COVID-19, leading Koepka and McDowell to drop out.
Nick Watney became the very first golfer to test positive during last week’s RBC Heritage.
Jason Day played the third round of the Travelers solo Saturday morning after requesting a coronavirus test. It later came back negative, the Trip announced
Monahan verified Wednesday they planned to continue with the schedule despite the current favorable tests.
” While we have actually been extensive in structure and executing a program that alleviates as much risk as possible, we understood it would be impossible to eliminate all risk, as evidenced by the 3 favorable tests today,” he said
Successive will be the Rocket Home Loan Classic in Detroit next week. The very first major of the year, the PGA Championship, is slated to tee off Aug. 6 in San Francisco.