Former Masters Champion Sergio Garcia tested positive for COVID-19 and has officially withdrawn from the tournament. This will be the first time Garcia has missed a major since the 1999 U.S. open – a run of 84 straight. The 2017 champion becomes the second player to test positive for the coronavirus, as Joaquin Niemann withdrew last week after testing positive as well.
Garcia tweeted early on Monday: “On Saturday night when I got back from Houston, I started to notice an itchy throat and a slight cough. These symptoms continued with me on Sunday, so I decided to get tested for COVID-19, as did my wife Angela. Fortunately she tested negative but I did not.”
In Las Vegas, Garcia was +5000 to win the tournament. Bryson DeChambeau and Dustin Johnson are the favorites to win the tournament at +900 each.