Bubba Watson has withdrawn from The Open after he was recognized as being a detailed contact of somebody who has examined optimistic for COVID-19.
He has been changed within the discipline by Brendan Steele.
Watson said in a statement that he’s vaccinated towards COVID-19 however “not sufficient time has handed for me to comfortably be part of the constitution flight and danger publicity to the opposite gamers and personnel on board.”
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Watson’s caddie, Ted Scott, tweeted that he and Watson are “gutted” by the event.
Guidelines for shut contacts are stricter in the UK for golfers deemed to be a detailed contact than in the USA. Shut contacts within the U.Ok. are compelled to withdraw from tournaments. Within the U.S., shut contacts endure day by day testing.
Former Open champion David Duval additionally withdrew Sunday, bringing the variety of gamers who had been planning to play however withdrew to 13.
The R&A didn’t say why Duval selected to withdraw. He received the Open Championship in 2001 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes.
John Catlin, a Californian who performs solely on the European Tour, has changed Duval within the discipline.
The Related Press contributed to this report.