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Cameron Champ tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Travelers

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The PGA Tour announced late Tuesday that Cameron Champ has withdrawn from the Travelers Championship after testing positive for COVID-19.

Champ becomes the second Tour player to test positive, following Nick Watney's withdrawal last week at the RBC Heritage. While Watney's test came mid-tournament, Champ's result occurred during the pre-tournament screening process Tuesday conducted with all participating players and caddies.

Champ will now enter a period of self-isolation with the "full support" of the Tour. He will be replaced in the field by Sebastian Cappelen.

"I feel great physically and I was obviously surprised and disappointed to learn of the test result," Champ said in a statement. "It's important now to take the necessary steps and measures to protect others, including my loved ones."


Champ's positive COVID-19 test at Travelers a 'bit of a stunner'

Champ's positive COVID-19 test at Travelers a 'bit of a stunner'

Champ, 25, has two PGA Tour victories to his credit, including oneĀ earlier this season at the Safeway Open. He finished T-14 at the Charles Schwab Challenge earlier this month but did not play last week at Harbour Town.

The Tour is expected to release full pre-tournament test results from the Travelers on Wednesday. That process did not turn up a positive test result at either of the first two tournaments following the Tour's hiatus, although a similar process did identify positive tests for one player and five caddies on the Korn Ferry Tour over the last two weeks.