PGA Tour player Grayson Murray said he has tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms while at home last week and has withdrawn from this week’s 3M Championship.
Murray, 26, appears to have tested on his own and not as part of the PGA Tour’s pre-screening tests. He withdrew from the Workday Charity Open two weeks ago and was not in the Memorial Tournament field last week.
Players are required to take an at-home COVID-19 test prior to traveling to an event, but Murray said via his Instagram account that on Friday he “started having symptoms of a migraine, runny nose, loss of smell/taste. I was supposed to leave for a tournament in the morning but knew getting a plane feeling crappy wasn’t a good idea.”
Murray said he was able to procure a rapid-response test over the weekend and learned on Sunday that he was positive.
“I will be self-isolating at home and following the PGA Tour guidelines so I can get back on the course as soon as possible,” Murray said. “If I’ve been around you in the last week and you start to feel any symptoms please go get tested! Thanks guys!”
Murray had missed the cut at both the Travelers Championship and Rocket Mortgage Classic before withdrawing from the Workday tournament.
He is the seventh known PGA Tour player to contract the virus, but the PGA Tour said it was not part of its testing program. So far, the tour has announced that six other players as well as three caddies have tested positive through the first six weeks of the re-start due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone who took a tour-organized charter flight to Minnesota this week would have been tested prior to being allowed to board; further testing will take place on site prior to the tournament.