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Danny Willett withdraws from Players Championship after positive Covid test


Danny Willett

Danny Willett

Danny Willett

Former Masters champion Danny Willett has withdrawn from this week’s Players Championship after testing positive for Covid-19.

Willett, who finished 31st in the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday, will be replaced in the field at Sawgrass by first alternate Kramer Hickok.

In a statement, the PGA Tour said: “Willett will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines.”

Hickok will partner fellow Americans Jason Dufner and Patton Kizzire in the first two rounds.

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