For a second straight week in its return to competition, the PGA Tour reported no positive tests for COVID-19 in the lead up to today’s start of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
The Korn Ferry Tour, however, had two positive tests for caddies, according to the tour, ahead of The King & Bear Classic in St Augustine, Florida. Last week, three caddies and one player on the Korn Ferry tested positive for COVID-19.
The tour said it administered 369 tests on-site at Harbour Town Golf Links, with zero positives for COVID-19. It reported there were 98 tests done, with no positives, prior to the charter flight to the venue from last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas.
On the Korn Ferry, there were 408 on-site tests for the tournament at the World Golf Village, with the two positive results. Those who test positive are being told to self-isolate for at least 10 days, and they need to have two negative test results at least 24 hours apart before returning to tour action.
The PGA Tour is not identifying those who test positive due to medical confidentiality restrictions.