A notable golfer has been forced to miss the upcoming Masters tournament due to the coronavirus.
Spanish PGA veteran Sergio Garcia confirms he tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms following his participation in the Houston Open this past weekend. As a result, he will not be able to play in the 2020 edition of the Masters.
After 21 years of not missing a Major Championship, I will sadly miss the Masters this week,” wrote Garcia on his official Twitter account.
“The important thing is that my family and I are feeling good. We’ll come back stronger and give the green jacket a go next April.”
Brooks Koepka isn’t going to let knee surgery stop him from competing in the Masters
Nothing is going to keep Brooks Koepka away from Augusta
The 30-year old golf star is expected to play in the Masters later this week despite having surgery on his right knee less than a month ago.
Koepka suffered a dislocated kneecap and ligament damage early last month after slipping and falling while with his family. He underwent surgery to repair the damage on March 16.
Since then he has dedicated his time to rehab, and has progressed a lot quicker than expected.
“Seven days out of surgery, I was hitting balls. I don’t think anybody expected this. I didn’t know,” said Koepka.
” The goal was to play Augusta and so we were going to see if we could play…We were hopeful we were going to be here. A couple of bad days or anything like that it could set you back quite a while.”
He is hoping to get in at least nine holes of golf as a way to ramp up for the tournament, which goes from April 8-11 at Augusta National in Georgia.
Draft Kings for 3M Open
- Bubba Watson – $9900
- Harris English – $9000
- Jhonattan Vegas – $7900
- Max Homa – $8000
- Will Gordon – $7700
- Troy Merritt – $7000
We’ve got the 3M open in Minnesota this weekend and this is the our DraftKings lineup. Finished in the money last week at the Memorial (just barely) so we’re gonna try to keep it going.
PGA Tour expected to resume in Texas on June 11th
Professional golf could be coming back to a television screen near you sooner than anticipated.
According to reports, PGA commissioner Jay Monahan is expected to announce as early as Wednesday that the Tour will return to action on June 11th, with the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas that will conclude on the 14th of that month.
Unfortunately for Canadian golf fans, the 2020 edition of the RBC Canadian Open will be cancelled due to the scheduling conflict caused by the pandemic. It will not return until 2021.
Additional tournament announcements will be announced in the coming days.