Entering this week at Sea Island, just 16 players had tested positive for COVID-19 since the PGA Tour resumed play back in June after a 13-week hiatus due to the pandemic.
Three names have been added to that list in just the last two days.
As part of the Tour’s pre-tournament screening process ahead of this week’s RSM Classic, Kramer Hickok and Henrik Norlander tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and have withdrawn from the event. Bill Haas tested positive on Tuesday and withdrew.
“Obviously, I am very disappointed that I will not be able to play this week, as I am playing well and love the courses at Sea Island,” said Hickok. “Nonetheless, I look forward to returning to The RSM Classic next year.”
“After noticing some symptoms last night, I was tested this morning for COVID-19 and unfortunately received the positive result,” said Norlander. “While I’m disappointed to withdraw from a tournament where I’ve had success at in the past, I’m grateful I can drive home to Augusta and have next week to get healthy and be ready to compete again.”
Rhein Gibson replaces Hickok and Ryan Brehm replaces Norlander.