Denmark's Joachim Hansen pulls out of Italian Open golf after caddie tests COVID positive
'Hansen tested negative on site but has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution,' the European tour said in a statement.
Milan: Danish golfer Joachim B Hansen has pulled out of the Italian Open before the final round after his caddie Adam Drummond tested positive for coronavirus .
"Hansen tested negative on site but has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution," the European tour said in a statement.
The Dane had been in 33rd position with third round playing partners France's Robin Roussel and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui allowed to continue at the Chervò Golf Club San Vigilio in Pozzolengo, near Brescia.
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"Adam sadly tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday," said Hansen on Twitter.
"I don’t have any symptoms and have been tested negative. As a precaution, I have been withdrawn from the last round. Adam and I will stay in self-isolation for 10 days here in Italy. My thoughts go to Adam for a speedy recovery."
Australian Drummond added, "I have no symptoms and feel like I would any other day. You can't have everything going perfectly all the time."
English duo Laurie Canter and Ross McGowan are both tied on 19-under par going into the final round of the tournament in northern Italy.
The country in the last few days has seen a spike in daily new cases rising above the 30,000 mark, and virus-related hospitalisations and deaths soaring
The health ministry reported that the national coronavirus recovery rate has improved to 98.36 percent, the highest since March 2020
When omicron arrives, and it will, Biden said, America will “face this new threat just as we’ve faced those that have come before it.”