PGA Tour Returns 11 Negative Coronavirus Tests Saturday
The PGA Tour announced on Saturday that 11 players, caddies and other personnel have all tested negative for the coronavirus.
The tests were implemented after Nick Watney became the Tour’s first positive test on Friday.
“With Friday’s confirmed COVID-19 case of a competitor in the RBC Heritage field, the PGA Tour implemented its response plan in consultation with medical experts including working with those who may have had close contact with Nick Watney. As a result, 11 tests were conducted on Friday with all 11 tests being negative,” said the PGA Tour in a statement.
Among those who tested negative are Watney’s caddie, and his two playing competitors Vaughn Taylor and Luke List.
The Tour has now done more than 1,0000 tests over the last two weeks with just one positive result.
The RBC Heritage has resumed its third round on Saturday with Webb Simpson holding a one shot lead over Bryson Dechambeau.