Cameron Champ Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Cameron Champ became the second player on the PGA Tour to test positive for the Coronavirus on Tuesday during pre-tournament testing for the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.

The 25-year-old Champ, who did not play in the RBC Heritage last week but tied for 14th two weeks ago in the Charles Schwab Challenge, withdrew from the tournament and began a 10-14 day quarantine period.

“I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and disappointed to learn of the test result,” said Champ, who is from Sacramento and earlier this season captured the Safeway Open after winning the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship.

“It’s important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones.”

Nick Watney of Davis and Fresno State tested positive for Covid-19 before the start of the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, S.C., last Friday and is in quarantine there.

Players who came into contact with Watney were tested and the results were negative.

“PGA Tour member Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for Covid-19 during pre-tournament screening on Tuesday,” the PGA Tour said in a statement. “Champ will have the PGA Tour’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.”

The PGA Tour tested the full field for the Travelers on Tuesday and said the other results will be released on Wednesday.

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