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Harris English has become the fifth PGA Tour pro to test positive for COVID-19.

The two-time PGA Tour winner received the diagnosis after undergoing a screening ahead of this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.

English, 30, hoins Nick Watney, Cameron Champ, Denny McCarthy and Dylan Frittelli in testing positive for the coronavirus since the PGA Tour resumed following a three-month hiatus designed to mitigate the pandemic’s spread on June 11. 

Per tour guidelines, English has withdrawn from this week’s tournament in Detroit and will now enter a period of self-isolation under CDC guidelines.

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“While it’s disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I’m pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week,” said the American. “I fully supported the tour’s new rule of not allowing anyone on the tournament grounds until testing negative, as protecting others in the field and everyone affiliated with the tournament and the community should be the No.1 priority as a result of a positive test. 

“I appreciate the tour’s support and I look forward to competing again after I’m fully recovered.”

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English sat out last week’s Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands having played in the opening two events of the PGA Tour’s comeback. He missed the cut in the Charles Schwab Challenge before finishing in a tie for 17th in the RBC Heritage.

He’s currently 27th on the FedEx Cup standings, with season-to-date earnings of $1,772,311.

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Michael McEwan is the Deputy Editor of bunkered and has been part of the team since 2004. In that time, he has interviewed almost every major figure within the sport, from Jack Nicklaus, to Rory McIlroy, to Donald Trump. The host of the multi award-winning bunkered Podcast and a member of Balfron Golfing Society, Michael is the author of three books and is the 2023 PPA Scotland 'Writer of the Year' and 'Columnist of the Year'. Dislikes white belts, yellow balls and iron headcovers. Likes being drawn out of the media ballot to play Augusta National.

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