Cameron Champ tests positive for COVID-19 at Travelers Championship
CROMWELL, Conn. — Cameron Champ is the second player to test positive for COVID-19 at a PGA Tour event.
The PGA Tour confirmed the result, taken during a pre-tournament screening at the Travelers Championship, on Tuesday afternoon. Per the tour’s protocols, Champ has to withdraw from the event.
“Champ will have the PGA Tour’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines,” the tour said in a statement.
Champ, 25, said in the announcement that he’s feeling “great physically” and that he was surprised and disappointed in the result. “It’s important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones,” Champ said.
Last Friday at the RBC Heritage, Nick Watney became the first PGA Tour pro to test positive at a tournament.
Champ has made 12 starts in the 2019-’20, winning the Safeway Open last September, his second career PGA Tour victory. He finished T-14 at the Charles Schwab Challenge two weeks ago and did not compete at last week at Harbour Town.
Per PGA Tour protocols, Champ has to self-isolate for at least 10 days.
The tour stated that it expects to release full testing results at the completion of the pre-tournament testing process on Wednesday.