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September 14, 2020

U.S. Open 2020: Sam Horsfield tests positive for COVID-19, becomes second player to withdraw at Winged Foot

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Ross Kinnaird

MAMARONECK, N.Y. — A second player has been forced to withdraw from the year's second major due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Sam Horsfield, a 23-year-old Englishman who played collegiately at the University of Florida, shared news of his positive test on Twitter.

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Like the first player to test positive and withdraw (Scottie Scheffler), Horsfield said he is asymptomatic and complying with CDC guidelines.

Horsfield, like Scheffler, had been playing some great golf recently, as Horsfield had won twice on the European Tour since the post-COVID restart to reach a career-high ranking of world No. 81.

The PGA Tour had not had a positive test in six weeks through last week’s Safeway Open. In total, only seven players and four caddies had tested positive since the restart. With Scheffler and Horsfield, that total is now nine.

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