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PGA Tour pairs 3 players who test positive for COVID-19

Dylan Frittelli, Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney form a coronavirus 3-ball at Workday Charity Open

Paired: Together for the first round of the PGA Tour’s Workday Charity Open, three players who tested positive for COVID-19. Late Wednesday, Dylan Frittelli, Denny McCarthy and Nick Watney were removed from their initial tee times and formed a new group for Thursday’s first round at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. In a statement, the Tour said that it continues to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in determining whether players can return to work after a positive test. In the statement that outlines the protocol, the Tour added: “Out of an abundance of caution, however, any player or caddie who meets the above criteria but continues to return a positive COVID-19 test will either compete as a single in competition or be grouped with players under the same situation, and he will not have access to indoor facilities on site.” All three players struggled in the first round. Frittelli and McCarthy shot 1-over 73s, and Watney returned a 77 (scores).

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