Branden Grace withdraws after positive Covid-19 test at Barracuda Championship | Golf news


Last update: 08/01/20 10:10 p.m.

Branden Grace in the first round of the Barracuda Championship

Branden Grace withdrew from the Barracuda Championship ahead of the third round at Tahoe Mountain Club in California after testing positive for Covid-19.

“I have felt great all week,” said the 32-year-old South African. “Last night I was tired and thought it had to do with the altitude. This morning, I informed the PGA Tour about my symptoms before going to golf. ”

“I wanted to get tested out of respect for my peers and everyone involved in the tournament. While this is unfortunate given my position in the leaderboards, the most important thing is our health. ”

Grace was a share of second place after two rounds of the modified stableford scoring event.

He had posted back-to-back scores of 10 points to sit in a three-way draw for second place with 20 points, two points behind leader Kyle Stanley.

Following Grace’s positive test, the PGA Tour implemented its response plan in consultation with medical experts, including working with those who may have had close contact with Grace.

Grace’s caddy tested negative for Covid-19, but in accordance with CDC guidelines and Tour health and safety protocols, he will be quarantined for a period of 14 days.

After conducting the necessary contact tracing, Tour medical advisors do not recommend any further testing at this time.

Grace, who will now miss next week’s PGA Championship, will have the full support of the PGA Tour throughout her 10-day self-isolation period in accordance with CDC guidelines and Tour health and safety protocols.


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