Paula Reto received a false positive COVID-19 test after the third round of the Amundi Evian Championship, which not only forced her to withdraw from the major but also kept her out of the Olympics as well.
The South African falsely tested positive during her team’s final testing protocols and because of the travel requirements, she wasn't able to compete at the Olympic women’s golf competition.
However, the LPGA permitted the 31-year-old to play in Northern Ireland's ISPS Handa World Invitational, where Reto tied for 17th at 8 under.
Reto is fighting to keep her LPGA card as she is currently ranked outside the top 100 in CME Group points. When she withdrew from the Evian Championship, she was tied for 40th after three rounds.
Reto said she's fully vaccinated and had COVID-19 in March.