The PGA Tour will discontinue on-site testing for COVID-19 at tournaments that start with the 3M Open.
The tour introduced this in an e mail despatched to gamers on Monday, attributing new practices to “the excessive vaccination price amongst all parts of the PGA Tour in addition to different positively creating components throughout the nation”.
Subsequently, gamers aged 22-25 should Failed to supply proof of a unfavourable check at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minnesota July.
The tour will proceed to supply on-site testing for individuals who are symptomatic and anybody who has COVID-19-related signs is anticipated to inform tour officers.
The e-mail now states within the log that “absolutely vaccinated individuals who have been in shut contact with somebody with COVID-19 don’t should be quarantined except they’ve signs”.
Additional: “Unvaccinated people who’ve been in shut contact with somebody who has COVID-19 should notify the tour and observe the tour’s contact tracing protocol.”
The 3M Open, which 35-year-old Michael Thompson received a 12 months in the past, gave him a seven-year collection with out a win. Final 12 months’s occasion was the eleventh after the restart and happened with out followers.
The tour additionally introduced that on-site testing at Korn Ferry Tour occasions will proceed.