Branden Grace examined constructive for the coronavirus, a double blow to the South African who was one birdie out of the lead on the Barracuda Championship and now can’t play subsequent week within the PGA Championship. Grace was at 20 factors within the modified Stableford scoring system within the Barracuda Championship, two factors out of the lead and within the penultimate pairing at Old Greenwood Golf Course. But he felt drained Friday night time and thought it needed to do with enjoying in altitude. He was examined to make certain, and it got here back constructive and he withdrew.
“I wanted to get tested out of respect for my peers and everyone involved with the tournament,” Grace said in a press release to the tour on Saturday.”While it’s unlucky given my place on the leaderboard, probably the most important factor is our health.”Under PGA Tour tips, Grace has to self-isolate for 10 days and be and not using a fever for 24 hours earlier than returning. The PGA Championship begins Thursday in San Francisco.
The tour said Grace’s caddie examined unfavorable, however he’ll quarantine for 14 days. The tour said its contact tracing didn’t result in extra testing.
Grace has performed in each main courting to the 2014 British Open and holds the most important championship report with a 62 at Royal Birkdale within the 2017 British Open.
More than lacking a serious was an opportunity to win for the second time on the PGA Tour and the 13th time in his profession. He is No. 156 within the FedEx Cup, with solely three tournaments remaining for the highest 125 to qualify for the postseason. Grace misplaced the possibility to play in two event in someday. APSSC SSC