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June 17, 2020

PGA Tour reports no positive tests for COVID-19 in advance of RBC Heritage; two caddies positive on KFT

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA - JUNE 17: Social distancing signage is displayed near golf bags as a COVID-19 precaution during a practice round prior to the RBC Heritage on June 17, 2020 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Photo by: Streeter Lecka

Streeter Lecka

For a second straight week in its return to competition, the PGA Tour reported no positive tests for COVID-19 in the lead up to Thursday’s start of the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, S.C.

The Korn Ferry Tour, however, had two positive tests for caddies, according to the Tour, ahead of The King & Bear Classic in St. Augustine, Fla., Last week, three caddies and one player on the Korn Ferry tested positive for COVID-19.

The Tour said it administered 369 tests on-site at Harbour Town, with zero positives for COVID-19. It reported there were 98 tests done, with no positives, prior to the charter flight to the venue from last week’s Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth.

On the Korn Ferry, there were 408 on-site tests for the tournament at the World Golf Village, with the two positive results. Those who test positive are being told to self-isolate for at least 10 days, and they need to have two negative test results at least 24 hours apart before returning to tour action.

The PGA Tour is not identifying those who test positive due to medical confidentiality restrictions.

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