Adam Scott returns to the PGA Tour this week and is feeling fresh after completing his period of self-isolation.
Scott tested positive for COVID-19 as he was preparing to play the ZOZO Championship in California despite not suffering from any symptoms at the time of testing.
“I was surprised. I had no symptoms at the time I tested positive, but I developed some symptoms about 12 hours after I tested positive and I had a slight fever for 24 hours and a headache and then that kind of passed. Then I continued to get better,” Scott said.
“I was in the hotel there in L.A. for six days. Once I was sure I was healthy and not kind of just feeling okay, I investigated finding a house by myself for the next four or five days to isolate just so I could go outside and get some fresh air.
“So I drove myself to a house. And again, didn’t have any contact with anyone until my 10 days of isolation was up.”
“I don’t know where I got it exactly and no one who was contact traced through me developed symptoms or tested positive. Everyone ended up testing negative days after and they’ve all been fine since as well.”
Scott spent his time in isolation only practising his putting but feels fresh heading into this week’s Houston Open, and next week’s Masters Tournament.
“Obviously my golf preparations have taken a bit of a setback the last few weeks,” Scott said.
“Having no played since the U.S. Open, I was trying to get some golf in at ZOZO and here before the Masters, not only not getting ZOZO in, not getting any practice in for those 10 days either is a little setback, but I’ve actually come out swinging good this week and at least feel fresh.”
“Hopefully that works in my favour.”