Bubba Watson withdraws from British Open following COVID-19 exposure


Bubba Watson won’t compete on the British Open. 

The Florida native introduced Sunday morning that he cannot take part within the fourth and ultimate main of the yr as a result of he was uncovered to somebody who examined optimistic for COVID-19. 

Watson added in his assertion that he was vaccinated and had not examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

The British Open is working underneath the strictest COVID-19 protocols of any of golf’s main tournaments. Gamers are required to be in their very own bubbles for the occasion, no matter vaccination, and are usually not allowed to exit in public to go to eating places, pubs or grocery shops.

An nameless participant even just lately informed Golf Week that he thought of not taking part within the British Open due to the strict protocols.

“I’ll go as a result of it is the British Open. However I definitely thought of not going,” he mentioned. “I simply cannot imagine with the quite a few examples of efficiently run, safely held tournaments and majors right here that they cannot work out a greater scenario.”

Watson has 12 profession PGA Tour wins, with Masters victories in 2012 and 2014. His greatest end on the British Open is a tie for twenty third in 2012. 

Shane Lowry, a local of Eire, is the defending British Open champion, profitable the occasion in 2019. The event was canceled in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. 


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