Harris English is fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19

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Harris English has become the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for Covid-19 since the tour’s return on June 11.

As part of the PGA Tour’s pre-tournament screening process for this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic, English tested positive and has been withdrawn from the event. He did not compete in last week’s Traveler’s Championship.

“While it’s disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I’m pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week,” said English. “I fully supported the tour’s new rule of not allowing anyone on the tournament grounds until testing negative, as protecting others in the field and everyone affiliated with the tournament and the community should be the No. 1 priority as a result of a positive test.

“I appreciate the tour’s support and I look forward to competing again after I’m fully recovered.”

The Rocket Mortgage Classic is the PGA Tour’s fourth event since it returned after a three-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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