Sergio Garcia Withdraws From Masters After Positive Covid-19 Test

The 2017 Masters winner has tested positive for Covid-19

Sergio Garcia Withdraws From Masters
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The 2017 Masters winner has tested positive for Covid-19

Sergio Garcia Withdraws From Masters After Positive Covid-19 Test

2017 Masters champion Sergio Garcia will miss this week's tournament after testing positive for Covid-19.

It is the first Major he will miss since the 1999 US Open.

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The Spaniard revealed that he was suffering with a sore throat and a cough after the Houston Open so went for a test, which came out positive.

"On Saturday night after driving back from the Houston Open, I started feeling a bit of a sore throat and a cough," Garcia wrote on Twitter.

"The symptoms stayed with me on Sunday morning so I decided to get tested for COVID-19 and so did my wife Angela. Thankfully she tested negative, but I didn’t.

"After 21 years of not missing a Major Championship, I will sadly miss @themasters this week. The important thing is that my family and I are feeling good. We’ll come back stronger and give the green jacket a go next April."

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Garcia's one and only Major title came at Augusta in 2017 where he defeated Justin Rose in a playoff to win the Green Jacket.

The Spaniard recently won his 11th PGA Tour title at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Chilean Joaquin Niemann has also withdrawn from The Masters due to Covid-19.

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Niemann played in the 2018 Masters whilst ranked No.1 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking before turning professional.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. Elliott graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He is obsessed with the game and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey. His handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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