By Daniel Rapaport
A second player has been forced to withdraw from the year’s second major due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Sam Horsfield, a 23-year-old Englishman who played collegiately at the University of Florida, shared news of his positive test on Twitter.
— Sam Horsfield (@hr59sam) September 14, 2020
Like the first player to test positive and withdraw (Scottie Scheffler), Horsfield said he is asymptomatic and complying with CDC guidelines.
Horsfield, like Scheffler, had been playing some great golf recently, as Horsfield had won twice on the European Tour since the post-COVID restart to reach a career-high ranking of world No. 81.
The PGA Tour had not had a positive test in six weeks through last week’s Safeway Open. In total, only seven players and four caddies had tested positive since the restart. With Scheffler and Horsfield, that total is now nine.