Australian golfer Adam Scott has confirmed he has been diagnosed with COVID-19 just three weeks before the US Masters gets underway at Augusta.
His positive test has forced him to withdraw from this week’s Zozo Championship at Sherwood.
Scott is the third player on the PGA tour to be diagnosed with the virus in the last three weeks after Dustin Johnson and Tony Finau also tested positive.
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“While it’s difficult news to receive – as I really looked forward to playing this week – my focus now is on recovery for the final stretch of the fall,” Scott said in a statement.
Scott, currently ranked 15th in the world, has only played in a handful of tournaments since the PGA tour resumed.
He had been spending time preparing for a shot at another green jacket next month.
Scott will have to self-isolate for 10 days but then won’t need to be tested again for three months as as part of the PGA Tour’s COVID protocols.