Another day brought another positive COVID test resulting in a withdrawal from the U.S. Open.
On Sunday, it was Scottie Scheffler, who was asymptomatic, but the star rookie stepped aside after learning of a positive test.
And on Monday, 24-year-old Brit Sam Horsfield announced he’d also be forced out of the field at Winged Foot Golf Club after testing positive at the U.S. Open testing center.
“Sam had an excellent year, winning the European Tour’s UK series to earn a spot. We are disappointed to lose a player of his caliber from the U.S. Open field,” said the USGA’s John Bodenhamer.
Horsfield said he had tested negative last Thursday, prior to making the trip to Mamaroneck, N.Y.
— Sam Horsfield (@hr59sam) September 14, 2020
Horsfield has played in three previous U.S. Opens, but failed to make the cut in any.
A recent stretch of golf has been his finest, however, as the University of Florida product won a pair of events on the European Tour — the Hero Open and the Celtic Classic — in the month of August.