Chad Campbell Tests Positive For Covid-19

The Texan has become the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19

Chad Campbell Tests Positive For Covid-19
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The Texan has become the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19

Chad Campbell Tests Positive For Covid-19

Chad Campbell has withdrawn from this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic after becoming the latest PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19.

The four-time PGA Tour winner was first reserve for this week's event but is now heading into self isolation.

“While the positive test result is unnerving, I am incredibly grateful to be asymptomatic and feel physically well and my thoughts are with anyone dealing with Covid, directly or indirectly," the 46-year-old said.

"I support the Tour’s protocol during this time and will be quarantining myself to protect others until I am well.

"I am looking forward to competing again once it is deemed safe for me to make my return.”

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Chad Campbell last won on the PGA Tour in 2007, after wins in 2003, 2004 and 2006.

He is most-known for his runner-up finish at the 2009 Masters, where he lost in a playoff, alongside Kenny Perry, to Angel Cabrera.

The American was also 2nd at the 2003 USPGA Championship and has played in three Ryder Cups.

His first PGA Tour win was a big one at the 2003 Tour Championship.

He currently ranks 716th in the world, having been as high as 9th in 2004.

Campbell's positive test is the PGA Tour's seventh case of Covid-19, after Nick Watney, Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy, Harris English, Brooks Koepka's caddie Ricky Elliott and Graeme McDowell's caddie Ken Comboy.

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The PGA Tour has also announced that Brandon Wu, Taylor Montgomery and Jonathan Hodge have all tested positive on the Korn Ferry Tour and withdrawn from this week's event in Colorado.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x