Rory McIlroy stated it could have been “foolish” to close down this week’s Vacationers Championship after simply “one or two” constructive Covid-19 exams.
McIlroy stated he supported the PGA Tour’s choice to go forward with this week’s occasion at TPC River Highlands and that so far as he was involved, there was no must panic.
Nick Watney turned the primary participant to check constructive in the course of the RBC Heritage final week, and three additional constructive exams have been recorded forward of this week’s tour cease in Connecticut.
American golfer Cameron Champ, Graeme McDowell’s caddie Ken Comboy and Brooks Koepka’s caddie Ricky Elliott have been all discovered to have the virus, and the three affected gamers have been compelled to withdraw from the match together with Koepka’s brother Chase and Webb Simpson, who had been in shut contact with these testing constructive.
The PGA Tour has come beneath intense scrutiny and criticism for the variety of constructive exams cropping up, however McIlroy would not really feel it is deserved.
“You hear one or two constructive exams and persons are panicking,” stated the World No 1, who opened his account on the Vacationers Championship with a 63 to seize a share of second place.
“I noticed a few calls to close the match down, which is foolish from my standpoint.”
McIlroy stated he would not see the variety of constructive exams at this stage as a real trigger for concern.
“There’s been virtually three 000 exams administered, and the share of constructive exams… it is beneath 1 / 4 of a %,” he added.
“I feel as a complete it has been going rather well.
“There’s a few unfastened ends that we would have liked to tidy up and I feel we have accomplished that.”
– TEAMtalk media