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Frittelli fourth player to test positive for COVID-19

Field Level Media
29 Jun 2020, 10:55 GMT+10

PGA Tour professional Dylan Frittelli, who missed the cut Friday at this weekend's Travelers Championship, tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and was forced to withdraw from next weekend's Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Frittelli becomes the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive since the tour returned to competitive golf June 11, following Nick Watney, Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy. The 30-year-old native of South Africa has one career tour victory and is currently 50th in the FedEx Cup points standings.

"I am experiencing no issues and feel great physically and was surprised and disappointed to learn of the positive test today," Frittelli said in a release. "I'm thankful for the WHOOP strap notification of a minor increase (0.3) in my respiratory rate overnight. However, I'm most thankful for the TOUR's assistance, procedures and protocols, which I will continue to follow during my self-isolation, so as to keep everyone safe. I look forward to getting back on TOUR once it's safe to do so."

A WHOOP strap is a wristband that tracks fitness, including sleep habits.

Using contact tracing, the PGA Tour was able to identify anybody that came in close proximity with Frittelli but is not recommending any additional testing.

--Field Level Media

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