Dylan Frittelli, right, confers with his caddie during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Picture: Gerry Broome/AP
Dylan Frittelli, right, confers with his caddie during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Picture: Gerry Broome/AP

Dylan Frittelli 'experiencing no issues' after positive Covid-19 test

By Reuters Time of article published Jun 29, 2020

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NEW YORK - South African golfer Dylan Frittelli will miss this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club after testing positive for Covid-19, the PGA Tour said.

Frittelli, who missed the cut at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut, is the fourth golfer to test positive since the elite U.S. Tour resumed on June 11.

"I am experiencing no issues and feel great physically and was surprised and disappointed to learn of the positive test," Frittelli said, adding that he would undergo a period of self-isolation.

"I look forward to getting back on Tour once it's safe to do so," he said.

The PGA Tour said in a statement that it had carried out contact tracing after Frittelli returned the positive result, but was not recommending additional testing at this time.

Last week Frittelli shot a phenomenal final round nine-under 62 at the RBC Heritage and put his incredible play down to his positive mental state. The 30-year-old finished as the top SA player at the event, in a share of eighth on 17-under. American Webb Simpson triumphed on 22-under.

Reuters

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