Brooks Koepka, the No. 4 ranked golfer in the world, is pulling out of the Travelers Championship after his caddie tested positive for coronavirus.
Ricky Elliott, Koepka’s caddie, learned he tested positive for the virus Wednesday morning at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut, where the tournament is set to take place. Koepka has subsequently announced that he will not be participating in the event.
“I’m going to pull out to protect everybody else. I think it’s the right thing to do,” he told Golfweek. “I don’t want to risk anyone’s life if they have respiratory issues or underlying conditions. The only way this Tour can continue is if guys to do this sort of thing and be proactive about it.”
Brooks Koepka will reportedly withdraw from the Travelers Championship after his caddie, Ricky Elliott, tested positive for COVID-19.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 24, 2020
PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan now scheduled to for a news conference at 2 p.m. Other player interviews canceled. Brooks is WDing after caddies tests positive. https://t.co/0qSIzGj1zO
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