Dylan Frittelli Tested Positive for Coronavirus, PGA Tour Announces

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJune 29, 2020

Dylan Frittelli, of South Africa, watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press

Dylan Frittelli became the fourth PGA Tour player to test positive for the coronavirus, the organization announced Monday: 

Nick Watney, Cameron Champ and Denny McCarthy have also tested positive and were forced to withdraw from tournaments. Brooks Koepka and Webb Simpson are among those who withdrew from the Travelers Championship despite not testing positive.

Frittelli, 30, was set to fly to Detroit for the Rocket Mortgage Classic beginning Thursday, but he has withdrawn from the event. He said in the statement he is experiencing no symptoms except a "minor increase" in respiratory rate.

PGA Tour announced stricter protocols this week regarding COVID-19, with no player or caddie allowed on site without first passing a screening for the virus, per Kyle Porter of CBS Sports. Players were also required to take a test before and after boarding flights, which helped detect the latest positive result.

Frittelli is currently the No. 105 player in the world rankings with one career PGA Tour victory and four international wins.

The South African missed the cut at the recent Travelers Championship in Connecticut but finished tied for eighth at the RBC Heritage one week earlier, giving him his third top-10 finish of the season. He won the John Deere Classic last July, helping him finish 63rd in the FedEx Cup standings.

Video Play Button
Videos you might like

Related

    Report: 2020 Ryder Cup Postponed Until 2021

    Golf logo
    Golf

    Report: 2020 Ryder Cup Postponed Until 2021

    Joseph Zucker
    via Bleacher Report

    Rare Glimpse at Woods' Backyard Practice Area 😍

    Golf logo
    Golf

    Rare Glimpse at Woods' Backyard Practice Area 😍

    GolfDigest.com
    via GolfDigest.com

    No Fans at Memorial Tournament

    The first event that would have included fans in the PGA Tour’s restart will take place without fans

    Golf logo
    Golf

    No Fans at Memorial Tournament

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    Is Bryson DeChambeau the De Facto World No. 1?

    Golf logo
    Golf

    Is Bryson DeChambeau the De Facto World No. 1?

    Golf Channel
    via Golf Channel