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LPGA Tour pro withdraws after caddie tests positive for COVID-19

Hunter Martin

By Keely Levins
With the LPGA’s second tournament week since the restart comes the tour’s second week of on-site COVID-19 testing. And one caddie has tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana.

The caddie, unnamed by the LPGA Tour in their statement, carries for Perrine Delacour. Because her caddie tested postitive, Delacour has withdrawn from the event and will begin quarantining.

“After learning that my caddie tested positive today despite not having any symptoms, I have withdrawn from this week’s event in order to self-isolate following CDC and LPGA guidelines,” the 26-year-old Frenchwoman said. “I feel perfectly normal and I wanted to do the right thing. I am looking forward to be back competing as soon as it is safe to do so.”

A similar situation arose on the PGA Tour at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut when Brooks Koepka’s caddie tested positive, resulting in both Koepka and his brother, Chase, who had Monday qualified, to withdraw from the event.

In the LPGA Tour’s first event back last week, the Drive On Championship, two players tested positive: Marina Alex before she travelled to the event and Gaby Lopez while onsite at Inverness. Alex has shared on Instagram that she has since tested negative for COVID-19.

 

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