Cameron Champ tests positive for coronavirus

Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for the coronavirus, whilst Graeme McDowell has also withdrawn following his caddie's positive test.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2020

Cameron Champ has become the latest player on the PGA Tour to test positive for the coronavirus and has therefore been withdrawn from this week's Travelers Championship at River Highlands in Connecticut.

Last week, at the RBC Heritage, Nick Watney was withdrawn during the tournament after testing positive for COVID-19 on Friday and now Champ, who didn't play in the latest PGA Tour event, has also tested positive.

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Champ made his return to the PGA Tour at the Charles Schwab Challenge where he finished T14 at Harbour Town Golf Links and was looking to improve on that finish at TPC River Highlands this week.

The PGA Tour released a statement, that read:

PGA TOUR member Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for COVID-19 during pre-tournament screening on Tuesday. Champ will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.
“I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and disappointed to learn of the test result,” said Champ. “It’s important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones.”

 The PGA Tour is expected to release full testing results at the completion of the pre-tournament testing process on Wednesday.

Graeme McDowell has also withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after his caddie, Ken Comboy, tested positive for the coronavirus.

"For the protection of the field and for my own physical and mental well-being, I'm going to take a test tomorrow morning then jump on a private plane," McDowell told Golfweek on Tuesday night.

"I'm going to get myself out of here, home to Florida and decide whether I need to quarantine myself from my family.

"I'd been through a huge amount emotionally and mentally, and a couple of weeks back into it after a few months off you're going to be a little tired getting your golf legs back. But the alarm bells have started to ring now that Kenny has failed this test.

"We're a close-knit team. We roomed together last week, we spent six hours in a car. He's carrying the virus so in some way I have to be carrying it too."

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