Denny McCarthy drops from Travelers Championship after testing positive for coronavirus

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American golfer Denny McCarthy was the latest to drop from the PGA Tour this week after he tested positive for coronavirus on Friday.

McCarthy withdrew ahead of the second-round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Friday after reporting feeling symptoms for days.

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“I was feeling pretty tired and sore after the round yesterday but didn’t think much of it because I had practiced a lot Monday to Wednesday,” McCarthy said in a PGA Tour statement, obtained by CBS Sports.

“Last night, I woke up in the middle of the night with additional aches and soreness and sensed something was off. I felt like the only thing to do was get tested at that point before I went to the course.”

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McCarthy dropped out after Cameron Champ tested positive earlier this week. Nick Watney also withdrew from last week’s event at the RBC Heritage because of a positive result.

Bud Cauley also withdrew on Friday despite testing negative after playing alongside McCarthy on Thursday.

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Jason Day, who asked to be tested after a spike in cases on the Tour, played as a single in the third round of the tournament on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

By Paulina Dedaj

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