Three PGA Tour players withdraw from Honda Classic after positive COVID test

Gary Woodland, Doc Redman and Scott Piercy all tested positive for COVID-19 following The Players Championship.

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Tue, 16 Mar 2021

Three PGA Tour players withdraw from Honda Classic after positive COVID test

Three PGA Tour players have tested positive for COVID-19 following The Players Championship and will now miss this week's Honda Classic at PGA National in Palm Beach.

American trio Gary Woodland, Doc Redman and Scott Piercy all competed at TPC Sawgrass last week where 20 percent of the maximum capacity of spectators was granted, as the PGA Tour begins to ease fans back into tournaments.

Piercy played in all four rounds of the prestigous event, finishing in a tie for 69th at 5-over par, whilst former US Open champion Woodland and Redman both missed the cut.

"Unfortunately, I had to withdraw from the Honda Classic after testing positive for Covid-19," Woodland wrote on Twitter. "I’m grateful to be feeling good and disappointed to not be in the field this week. I’m working with the tour in regards to safely returning to competition and hope to be back soon."

Woodland played the opening two rounds alongside Ian Poulter and Billy Horschel, with Redman playing Thursday and Friday's rounds with Harry Higgs and South African Charl Schwartzel.

Piercy played his first two rounds with Hudson Swafford and Brandt Snedeker, before playing alongside Australian Cameron Percy in the third round and Kyoung-Hoon Lee in Sunday's final round.

A limited number of fans will once again be allowed to spectate the PGA Tour action this week, although some golf fans have raised their concerns on social media following positive tests after The Players Championship.

"Another spread of the virus on the PGA Tour is the last thing we need. Think it would be better if there were no spectators for a few weeks, especially with The Masters just around the corner," tweeted one golf fan.

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