Adam Scott tests positive to COVID-19, withdraws from ZOZO Championship

Adam Scott has tested positive for coronavirus and withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour event, the ZOZO Championship.

The PGA Tour released a statement supporting Scott during his self-isolation period.

PGA TOUR Statement on Adam Scott

PGA TOUR member Adam Scott has withdrawn from the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP @ SHERWOOD after testing positive for COVID-19.

Scott who last competed at the U.S. Open in September, will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.

“While it’s difficult news to receive – as I really looked forward to playing this week – my focus now is on recovery for the final stretch of the fall,” said Scott.

First alternate Jim Herman will replace Scott in the field.

It’s a blow to Adam Scott’s preparations for The Masters which has been rescheduled to November 12-15. Notwithstanding lingering symptoms from the virus, Scott will have a week or so, at best to prepare after self-isolation.

It must be more difficult news for Scott who only returned to the PGA Tour in August after initially being concerned with tour protocols regarding COVID-19.

“An asymptomatic person could operate within a tournament,” he told Rex Hoggard from the Golf Channel. “If they’re not showing symptoms, and I somehow picked it up inside the course, and I’m disqualified, I’m now self-isolating [in that city] for two weeks. I’d be annoyed if that happened.”

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