More Positive Coronavirus Tests On Korn Ferry Tour

It is good news for the PGA Tour with no positive tests, although two Korn Ferry Tour caddies tested positive

More Positive Coronavirus Tests On Korn Ferry Tour
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It is good news for the PGA Tour with no positive tests, although the Korn Ferry Tour returned positive tests for the second week in a row

More Positive Coronavirus Tests On Korn Ferry Tour

Whilst there have been no positive tests on the main PGA Tour, the Korn Ferry Tour has returned multiple positive tests in each of its two tournaments since the restart.

One player and three caddies tested positive last week at TPC Sawgrass, and two caddies tested positive this week at the event in St Augustine, Florida.

In all occasions, the player and caddies were forced to withdraw from the event.

Whilst the feeder tour has seen positive tests, there have been none on the PGA Tour.

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It has been a successful, and safe, restart to play on the PGA Tour, so much so that the tour is now advising both basketball and baseball leagues on how best to restart their respective sports.

“I know there's a lot of people that are watching us, and hopefully they're proud of what's been done here,” PGA Tour commissioner Monahan said.

In order to play, golfers must undergo three tests before each event consisting of a nasal swab, a questionnaire and a temperature test.

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The PGA Tour is also trying to stop the spread by putting on a charter plane between its events.

The second event back for the PGA Tour is the RBC Heritage with three more tournaments to follow without crowds.

Fans will return on-site at the Memorial Tournament next month at Muirfield Village in Ohio.

Muirfield Village will host back-to-back events with a new tournament the week before replacing the John Deere Classic, which was recently cancelled due to no on-site fan revenue.

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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. 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: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV