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2020 U.S. Open: Sam Horsfield WDs because of COVID-19

Englishman tests positive for coronavirus at Winged Foot, USGA confirms, and will not play this week as Rory Sabbatini earns spot

Withdrew: From the U.S. Open, England’s Sam Horsfield, who tested positive for COVID-19 at tournament site Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., on Monday, the USGA confirmed via Twitter. He reportedly was asymptomatic and feeling well. Horsfield was the second player to withdraw from the U.S. Open in as many days because of a positive COVID-19 test, joining Scottie Scheffler in sitting out the national championship. Horsfield, 24, won twice on the European Tour last month en route to claiming top honors on the tour’s six-event U.K. Swing. He has risen to No. 81 in the Official World Golf Ranking. Horsfield competed in the 2015, 2016 and 2019 U.S. Opens, missing the cut each year. He will be replaced in the field by Rory Sabbatini as the next eligible player via the world ranking as of Aug. 23. Sabbatini, 44, a South African-born Slovakian, has won six times on the PGA Tour. Sabbatini has played in 12 U.S. Opens dating to 2000, including a T-43 finish last year. He has slipped to No. 104 in the world after missing the cut in three of his past four starts on the PGA Tour.

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