Tyrell Hatton becomes 4th golfer to withdraw from Valspar due to COVID-19
World No.8 Tyrell Hatton has tested positive for COVID-19 and withdrawn from this week's Valspar Championship in Florida.
The golfer shared the news on his social media account. He has isolated himself and has requested all those who have recently come in contact with him to undergo a test.
Hatton took to his Twitter account and wrote, “Hey guys, Sadly I have had to withdraw this week from the Valspar Championship after testing positive for COVID-19 today,” said Hatton on social media. “I will now be self-isolating under the CDC guidelines. I wish everyone well this week and look forward to being back out on tour soon.”
The 29-year-old Hatton is the highest-ranked player to test positive on the PGA Tour since world No. 1 Dustin Johnson in Las Vegas last October.
Apart from Hatton, three other golfers, Sepp Straka, Will Gordon, and Brice Garnett, have already pulled out of the Valspar Championship after testing positive for the deadly Corona Virus.
The PGA Tour has said that all players “will have the PGA Tour’s full support under the self-isolation period under CDC guidelines.”
The tournament will start on Thursday at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor.