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PGA Tour’s return will feature extensive testing, report says

Players, caddies, tournament officials and others will undergo testing before and during events, and the Tour will charter flights from one stop to the next as part of its ‘Health and Safety Plan'

Obtained: By Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard, the PGA Tour’s coronavirus- testing plan to resume play next month, according to a report Tuesday. The “Health and Safety Plan,” a 37-page outline that was sent to players, will feature multiple layers of testing. The plan includes questionnaires for players, caddies and tournament officials, plus temperature checks and a nasal swab/saliva test. Players and caddies will be screened before arrival at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, site of the June 11-14 Charles Schwab Challenge. The event will signal the resumption of play after a three-month suspension because of the pandemic. Players will be required to submit to the testing as a condition of competition. Testing and various restrictions also will be imposed on other insiders, according to the report. The Tour will charter flights from one tournament site to the next. The PGA Tour scheduled a news conference for early Wednesday to discuss the plan. Play on the PGA Tour has been suspended since commissioner Jay Monahan canceled the Players Championship on March 12 after the first round, as the pandemic was widening.

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