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Kyle Westmoreland tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from RSM Classic

NS. SIMONS ISLAND, Go. – For the first time since July, a player has been forced to withdraw from a PGA Tour event after testing positive for COVID-19.

Kyle Westmoreland, who was in the field with a sponsor waiver during the RSM Classic, pulled out before stalling for round 1 at Sea Island Resort. He was replaced on the field by Ryan Armor.

Ted Purdy and Chris Couch were the last players to withdraw from a Tour event after testing positive at the Barbasol Championship in July.


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The Tour stopped testing for COVID-19 in July for players or caddies who have been vaccinated. Players who have not been vaccinated must complete a PCR test within 72 hours of arriving at a Tour-related event.

Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau had to withdraw from the Olympics in August after testing positive for COVID-19. It was Rahm’s second positive test this year.