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PGA Tour tightens rules for life in ‘bubble’

Players, caddies and other staff will need a negative coronavirus test to enter the tournament site each week, the Tour says

Required: By the PGA Tour, a negative coronavirus test to enter the so-called bubble at each week’s tournament site, the Tour announced in a news release Saturday. The update to the PGA Tour’s health and safety plan came after seven players were prompted to withdraw from last week’s Travelers Championship because they or their caddies tested positive for COVID-19, or they were concerned about having been exposed to the virus. Beginning this week at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, all players, caddies, instructors, physical therapists and others will need a negative test before being permitted on the grounds at Detroit Golf Club. The Tour had allowed players and caddies to be onsite while awaiting test results. This week will mark the fourth tournament since the season restart after a three-month suspension because of coronavirus. The new restrictions do not apply to the Korn Ferry Tour.

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