ST. SIMONS ISLAND, GA (WALB) — A golfer has been forced to withdraw from a PGA Tour event for the first time since July after testing positive for COVID-19.
Kyle Westmoreland, who was playing on a sponsor exemption at the RSM Classic, withdrew before the start of Round 1 at Sea Island Resort. Ryan Armour took his spot on the field.
After testing positive at the Barbasol Championship in July, Ted Purdy and Chris Couch were the last players to withdraw from a Tour tournament.
In July, the Tour halted onsite COVID-19 testing for vaccinated players and caddies. A PCR test must be taken within 72 hours of arriving at a Tour-affiliated tournament for players who have not been immunized.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in August, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau were forced to withdraw from the Olympics. Rahm’s positive test was his second of the year.