Sergio Garcia on Nick Watney of the coronavirus test

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Nick Watney was flying together from their homes in Austin, Texas, South Carolina this week for RBC Heritage, thanks to a private plane Garcia had access to. “Data-reactid =” 25 ″> Sergio Garcia and Nick Watney flew together from their homes in Austin, Texas, South Carolina this week for RBC Heritage, thanks to a private plane Garcia had access to.

The move is common for the two friends, they did not think twice.

Watney tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday – which forced him to withdraw from the tournament at Harbor Town Golf Links and scored the PGA Tour’s first positive test since the game resumed last week – Garcia was worried . “Data-reactid =” 27 ″> But after Watney tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday – which forced him to withdraw from the tournament at Harbor Town Golf Links and marked the PGA tour for the first positive test since play resumed last week – Garcia was worried.

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Not just because he might have contracted the virus, but also because he might have forced the tournament, and he didn’t want to miss the two-week pass in a row.

“I was a little scared, because I gave it a ride on Tuesday, but when we landed, we tested it,” said Garcia, who just sits in two blows the final of Sunday round, via ESPN. “We were both negative. So it was all good. Then I was surprised to hear that he tested positive three days later. I had my test done yesterday and I was negative.

“But it was about 4 and a half hours waiting, very worried, hoping it was negative because obviously after missing the cup last week by one and this week, finally play well in the second round and being in the middle of the pack, if I would have given positive, then I wouldn’t want to be able to play on weekends and I would have been very, very disappointed. ”

Luke Liste and Vaughn Taylor – who came back negative. Garcia’s secondary test was negative, too. “Data-reactid =” 32 ″> The PGA Tour tested 11 people who had been in contact with Watney since his positive test – including Watney’s Thursday play partners Luke List and Vaughn Taylor – who, all, were negative. Garcia’s secondary test was negative, too.

Watney was over on Friday morning, too, and was apologized to fellow tour members. “Data-reactid =” 33 ″> Watney was underway Friday morning, too, and was apologized to fellow Tour members.

“Nick is amazing. He’s a good friend, ”said Garcia, by Golfweek. “He was very worried about me. He sent me several texts. I talked to him. He must have said sorry to me probably 25 times. I told him it’s all good. ”

according to The New York Timeset nearly 120,000 deaths attributed to it. “Data-reactid =” 36 ″> There were more than 2.2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States as of Saturday afternoon, according to The New York Times, and nearly 120,000 deaths have occurred assigned.

Justin Thomas slammed Hilton Head residents samediaussi, blaming their relaxed attitudes surrounding the global pandemic for Watney’s positive test. “Data-reactid =” 37 ″> South Carolina has seen a sharp increase in positive cases in the past two weeks, particularly in counties along the coast, which is approaching 24,000 confirmed cases . Justin Thomas slammed Hilton Head residents on Saturday, too, to blame their relaxed attitudes surrounding the global pandemic for Watney to test positive.

Brendon Todds ’caddy – all of whom have been sharing a home this week. “Data-reactid =” 38 ″> Watney is now isolating, with his shopping cart and Brendon Todd shopping cart – all of whom have been sharing a home this week.

by Golfweek. “There are a lot of people probably deserved a lot more than him, and he is the one who got it.” »Data-reactid =» 39 ″> “Unfortunately, it must have happened to him,” said Garcia, per Golfweek. “There are a lot of people probably deserved a lot more than him, and he is the one who got it.”

Nick Watney and Sergio Garcia flew to the RBC Heritage together on a private plane, just days before Watney tested positive for the coronavirus. (Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

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