The PGA Tour announced Monday that Harris English has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been withdrawn from this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic.

English did not play in the Travelers Championship, which was completed Sunday. 

“While it’s disappointing to receive this news, as I feel healthy, I’m pleased that the new safety protocols we have in place worked this week,” English said in a statement to the PGA Tour. “I fully supported the Tour's new rule of not allowing anyone on the tournament grounds until testing negative, as protecting others in the field and everyone affiliated with the tournament and the community should be the No. 1 priority as a result of a positive test. I appreciate the Tour's support and I look forward to competing again after I’m fully recovered.”

English is the fifth Tour player to test positive for coronavirus since the Tour’s return on June 11.

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