ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – For the first time since the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, the PGA Tour has reported three positive COVID-19 tests for players in the same week.
On Tuesday, Bill Haas was forced to withdraw from the RSM Classic after testing positive for COVID-19 and early Wednesday, Kramer Hickok and Henrik Norlander announced they had also tested positive.
“It’s obviously disappointing news to receive, but my focus is now on recovery and ensuring the health and well-being of my family,” Haas said in a statement.
Norlander said in a statement that he experienced coronavirus-related symptoms Tuesday night and he was tested Wednesday.
None of the players were in last week’s field at the Masters.
Matt Wallace’s caddie, Dave McNeilly, also tested positive for COVID-19 and is unable to work this week. Instead, Wallace will have a member of the Sea Island staff on his bag.
Harris English, Chad Campbell and Dylan Frittelli tested positive at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July. The same week there were also three players on the Korn Ferry Tour who tested positive. Eighteen players have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Tour's restart in June.