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Tony Finau checks optimistic, withdraws from Shriners Hospitals for Kids Open

Tony Finau examined optimistic for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from this week’s Shriners Hospitals for Kids Open in Las Vegas.

Finau, ranked 16th on the earth and coming off a tie for eighth on the U.S. Open three weeks in the past, disclosed through Twitter on Tuesday that he examined optimistic through the PGA Tour’s weekly protocols on the occasion. He wrote he has “begun a interval of self-quarantine to guard others round me. I’m feeling nicely, and am in any other case in good spirits. I look ahead to returning to motion as quickly as I’m in a position, and I want everybody on the Shriners Hospitals for Kids Open an excellent week forward!”

It’s potential that the optimistic end result will maintain Finau out of subsequent week’s CJ Cup at Shadow Creek, additionally to be performed in Las Vegas, though it’s unclear if he meant to play the occasion.

Finau is simply the 14th participant to check optimistic for the coronavirus because the PGA Tour’s return from a 13-week break on the Charles Schwab Problem at Colonial in Could. Two gamers examined optimistic on the U.S. Open, however previous to that, the tour was on a six-week run of no optimistic circumstances.

The Tour has additionally introduced three caddies having examined optimistic over that point.

This week’s Las Vegas occasion is the 18th straight match in a row following the shutdown as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Following a two-week swing in Las Vegas, the tour strikes to the relocated Zozo Championship outdoors of Los Angeles, adopted by an occasion in Bermuda, the Houston Open after which the Masters.

Finau, who has one PGA Tour victory, tied for ninth on the Shriners occasion a 12 months in the past. He was changed on this week’s discipline by Bronson Burgoon.

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