FILE - Jason Day of Australia follows his shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island. Day has asked to be tested for Covid-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single on Saturday as a precautionary measure. Photo: Gerry Broome/AP
FILE - Jason Day of Australia follows his shot from the 12th tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island. Day has asked to be tested for Covid-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single on Saturday as a precautionary measure. Photo: Gerry Broome/AP

Jason Day to play as single on Saturday after requesting Covid-19 test

By Reuters Time of article published Jun 27, 2020

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CROMWELL – Former world number one Jason Day will play the third round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut as a single after requesting a Covid-19 test on Saturday morning, the PGA Tour has confirmed.

The PGA Tour said in a statement that if Day returns a negative coronavirus test, he will tee off alone from the 10th hole as a precautionary measure.

Day, who has competed in all three PGA Tour events since the tour's resumption following a three-month break due to the pandemic, missed the cut at the Charles Schwab Challenge and RBC Heritage.

The Australian, who opened with rounds of 67 and 69, was at four-under-par overall after 36 rounds, nine shots behind leader Phil Mickelson.

Nick Watney last week became the first Tour player to test positive, and Cameron Champ did so at a pre-tournament screening this week.

World number four Brooks Koepka and Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell withdrew from the Travelers as a precaution after their caddies tested positive. The two golfers tested negative.

World number five Webb Simpson opted out after a family member tested positive, while Koepka's brother Chase withdrew as he played a practice round with Brooks and McDowell.

Denny McCarthy, the third golfer on the Tour to return a positive test, withdrew on Friday, while Bud Cauley, who played alongside McCarthy in the opening round, dropped out as a precautionary measure.

Reuters

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