Scott out of Zozo after constructive COVID-19 take a look at
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Bob HarigESPN Senior Author
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Adam Scott examined particular for COVID-19 on the Zozo Championship and withdrew from the match Wednesday, as required by PGA Tour protocols.
Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who acquired the Genesis Invitational earlier this one 12 months, was once modified within the subject by Jim Herman.
“Whereas it’s advanced information to obtain — as I in actuality regarded ahead to taking part in this week — my center of consideration now could be on restoration for the closing stretch of the tumble,” Scott acknowledged in an announcement.
No. 1-ranked Dustin Johnson withdrew from this week’s match after making an attempt out particular earlier than the CJ Cup in Las Vegas closing week.
In accordance with the PGA Tour, Scott is the fifteenth participant to take a look at particular given that tour returned in June following a 13-week shutdown on account of the coronavirus pandemic. Proper right here is the nineteenth consecutive week of tournaments given that return.
Scott, ranked fifteenth on this planet, has performed applicable 4 events given that tour’s restart, his closing match a tie for thirty eighth on the U.S. Provoke.
After the shutdown, Scott returned to his native Australia and acknowledged in May maybe maybe maybe when the tour was once planning to return assist that he did not really feel glad with the protocols.
“They’re being slightly thorough, nevertheless my preliminary response was once I was shocked it wasn’t tighter than it is,” Scott instructed AAP in May maybe maybe maybe. “What points me is dialogue that [the tour] is hopeful of returning one- or two-hour take a look at [results]. You’ll need that in set aside of dwelling earlier than competing.
“The fully totally different [concern] is it seems as an asymptomatic specific particular person would possibly maybe maybe maybe function inside a match. Within the event that they are not exhibiting indicators and I in a scheme purchase it up all of the scheme all through the route and I am disqualified, I am not self-setting aside [in that city] for two weeks. I would be pissed off if that took place.
“I view you’ll begin pretty tight and loosen these protocols to widespread, if acceptable.”
The tour has since altered a few of these rules, alongside aspect permitting a participant to commute 10 days after the beginning of indicators.