Categories: Coronavirus Sports

South Africa’s Frittelli Tests Positive For Coronavirus

CROMWELL, CONNECTICUT – JUNE 25: Dylan Frittelli of South Africa walks off the ninth green during the first round of the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands on June 25, 2020 in Cromwell, Connecticut. Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

 

South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli will miss next week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour said Sunday.

Frittelli, who missed the cut at this weekend’s Travelers Championship in Connecticut, has been withdrawn from the field as a precaution.

“I am experiencing no issues and feel great physically and was surprised and disappointed to learn of the positive test today,” said Frittelli, who will now go into self-isolation.

The PGA Tour said it had traced anyone who may have been in contact with Frittelli but was “not recommending additional testing at this time.”

“I’m most thankful for the Tour’s assistance, procedures and protocols, which I will continue to follow during my self-isolation, so as to keep everyone safe,” the 30-year-old Frittelli said.

READ ALSO: EU Trade Chief Hogan Drops Out Of WTO Race

“I look forward to getting back on TOUR once it’s safe to do so.”

Frittelli, the world number 105, is the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus since the circuit returned from its shutdown on June 11.

AFP

Anthonia Orji

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

  • Headlines

Nigeria Records 561 New COVID-19 Cases As Total Infections Exceed 25,000

  Nigeria has recorded 561 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total infections to 25, 694. This was…

6 hours ago
  • Crime Watch

Police Recover Three Skulls, One Dead Body From Septic Tank In Rivers

  The police in Rivers State have arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi in Umuebulu Etche Local…

6 hours ago
  • Local

N66bn Generated As Stamp Duty Revenue Since January – FIRS

A total of N66 billion has been generated as stamp duty revenue by the Federal Government between January and June…

6 hours ago
  • Sports

Messi Scores 700th Career Goal Against Atletico Madrid

  Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career on Tuesday by converting a penalty against Atletico Madrid in…

7 hours ago
  • World News

Powerful Explosion Kills 19 In Iran Capital

  A powerful explosion at a clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, Iran's semi-official ISNA…

7 hours ago
  • Local

Buhari Reiterates Plans To Lift 100 Million Nigerians Out Of Poverty

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the plan of his administration to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within the…

7 hours ago