English becomes fifth player with positive virus test
American Harris English was named on Monday as the fifth PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19 since the tour's three-month shutdown ended on June 11. He became the second player in as many days to test positive after the PGA toughened coronavirus safety measures. Two players and two caddies tested positive two weeks ago to increase concerns and prompt tighter restrictions, players having to test negative to be allowed at courses.
The tour said in a statement that English, who did not play last week in Connecticut, tested positive during the pre-tournament screening process in Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic that starts Thursday.