First known Tour pro tests positive for coronavirus

PGA Tour confirms South African player has tested positive for COVID-19 

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Fri, 20 Mar 2020

PGA Tour Latinoamerica player Victor Lange is the first known Tour pro to test positive for coronavirus, according to a statement from the PGA Tour. 

The 26-year-old from South Africa was tested back home over the weekend and he is now recovering under quarantine with the required medial supervision in Johannesburg. 

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"In speaking with Victor, thankfully, he has no symptoms and is expected to make a full recovery," read a statement from the PGA Tour.

"We have offered our support as he recovers under quarantine and with medical supervision at his home in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Victor has relayed his gratitude toward fellow players and fans who have offered words of concern and encouragement."

Lange, currently ranked outside the top 1,000 in the world, took the coronavirus test as a precaution while taking a friend to a doctor's appointment unrelated to COVID-19. 

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The PGA Tour has reportedly alerted other players who have come in contact with Lange. 

The Tour has proceeded to alert those he may have come in contact with during his one start on the PGA Tour Latinoamerica.

Lange has only played three times so far in 2020 and his best finish of the season was a tie for 29th at the Eye of Africa PGA Championship in January. 

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