Sam Horsfield tested positive for the coronavirus and has withdrawn from this week’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot.
He is the second player to test positive and withdraw from the tournament after Scottie Scheffler withdrew on Sunday.
“Unfortunately, despite testing negative last Thursday prior to traveling to New York, I have subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 at the U.S. Open testing centre and have therefore had to withdraw from the tournament,” said Horsfield in a statement on Monday.
He added, “I am pleased to say that I am currently asymptomatic and feeling well, but in line with CDC Guidelines, I will be notifying those I have been in contact with and self-isolating until I can produce a negative test with a view to retiring to tournament play ASAP.”
Horsefield will be replaced by Rory Sabbatini.
Horsfield, 23, is from England and played college golf in Florida.
He won two events recently on the European Tour, those being the Hero Open and Celtic Classic.
Horsfield currently is ranked 81st in the world.