The Masters: Bryson DeChambeau tested for Covid-19 as illness hampers Augusta’s challenge | Golf news

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Bryson DeChambeau was tested for coronavirus on Friday evening

Bryson DeChambeau revealed he was tested for coronavirus on Friday night as he continued to be troubled by the disease at the Masters.

DeChambeau narrowly avoided missing halfway at Augusta National when the second round resumed in cool and wet conditions on Saturday morning, bogeying the last two holes to card a 74 and slide to normal level.

But, having resumed with a birdie of two putts on the 13th, DeChambeau landed three straight shots at 14 and added another in the 16th court before his rambling finish left him facing an anxious wait for the line. cut is confirmed.

DeChambeau struggled with episodes of vertigo

DeChambeau struggled with episodes of vertigo

As time went on, the cup remained at normal level as 60 players advanced to the third round, with DeChambeau’s playing partner Jon Rahm in a tie at five for the lead on nine under at the alongside Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas – the first time in major history that the top three ranked players in the world shared the lead after each round.

DeChambeau then admitted to reporters that he had struggled with episodes of dizziness since his first complaint of discomfort Thursday night, which prompted him to be tested for Covid-19 with his team behind the scenes. All have tested negative.

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When asked how he was feeling, the pre-tournament favorite replied: “Not good to say the least. I was feeling something a little weird two nights ago, and I went out yesterday and it was mostly okay. But as I kept going through the tour I started to get a bit dizzy, I don’t know what was going on, a little something weird.

“So I got checked for COVID last night, and it was okay, nothing. But I had to do the right thing and make sure there was nothing more serious than that. I don’t know what it is or what happened, but the last couple of days I’ve felt really, really strange and not a hundred percent.

DeChambeau made the cut with nothing to spare

DeChambeau made the cut with nothing to spare

“It played in part. I just feel a little dull and numb, just not fully aware of everything, and making silly mistakes for sure. I do not know what it is. There is something in my stomach that is wrong.

“Every time I bend over and come back I would like to lose my position a bit. So I don’t know what’s going on. I have to go do some blood work and get checked out and find out what’s going on this offseason. ”

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Rahm kept his hopes of a first major title going, resuming with a confident five-foot birdie putt in the 13th that tied him for the top, and after a scare at 15 when he needed a a delicious chip-in to save the par, he avoided any further incident.

Tiger Woods restarted from a tough approach in the 11th, but did well to save the par and scramble another at 14 before going under par for the round with a birdie at 15, from which he got decked out safely at home to card a 71 – five cents for the tournament and just four off the lead.

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