It is not a query that begets a singular, clear-cut answer. However, after speaking with tour and tournament officials, players, caddies and an epidemiologist, the response also is not as ambiguous as it may seem.
You know the cliché: It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Sergio Garcia believes this age-old adage applies to the current plight of Nick Watney, who on Friday became the first PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19.
The first positive coronavirus diagnosis on the PGA Tour has brought with it a host of complicated questions, including what precisely led a player who tested negative earlier in the week to request a subsequent test Friday morning.