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Chad Campbell, three Korn Ferry Tour pros are latest to test positive for coronavirus

Golfweek logo Golfweek 6/30/2020 Adam Schupak
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Another day, another PGA Tour player announced as testing positive for COVID-19.

This time it is Chad Campbell, who was the first alternate into this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic. Campbell, who last competed at the Charles Schwab Challenge, withdrew from the tournament and has to spend the next 10-14 days in self-isolation, per Tour rules, which follow CDC guidelines.

Campbell tested positive during the pre-tournament screening process and becomes the sixth member on the Tour to contract the coronavirus and third in as many days to withdraw from the Detroit Tour stop, joining Dylan Frittelli (Sunday) and Harris English (Monday).

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“While the positive test result is unnerving, I am incredibly grateful to be asymptomatic and feel physically well and my thoughts are with anyone dealing with COVID, directly or indirectly,” he said in a Tour release. “I support the Tour’s protocol during this time and will be quarantining myself to protect others until I am well. I am looking forward to competing again once it is deemed safe for me to make my return.”

The Korn Ferry Tour also announced that at the conclusion of its on-site testing process, members Brandon Wu, Taylor Montgomery and Jonathan Hodge have withdrawn from the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes prior to Wednesday’s first round after testing positive for COVID-19.

A total of 247 players have undergone on-site testing since the Korn Ferry Tour’s resumed play on June 11, and to date, Wu, Montgomery and Hodge are the only tour players to test positive via on-site testing.

“These positive test results serve as a distinct reminder that we all need to continue to be vigilant in this ever-changing climate. We will further reinforce the elements of our health and safety plan to all constituents, and deliver our full support to those who test positive for COVID-19,” said Korn Ferry Tour President Alex Baldwin.


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