Harrington out of Pebble Beach due to positive COVID test
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Padraig Harrington withdraws from Pebble Beach Pro-Am due to positive COVID-19 test

Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington missed the cut at last week's Waste Management Phoenix Open but was looking to get back on track at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. 

However, the 49-year-old won't be playing in that tournament after he recorded a positive COVID-19 test result. The PGA Tour announced that first alternate Bae Sang-moon will take Harrington's place. 

Harrington addressed his coronavirus symptoms via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon: 

As noted by ESPN and the Associated Press, Harrington had made seven consecutive cuts worldwide until last week's setback. 

Late Monday night, World No. 1 Dustin Johnson withdrew from the Pebble Beach Pro-Am but for a different reason. 

"Following his successful week in Saudi Arabia, Dustin has decided it would be best to enjoy a week at home before The Genesis Invitational and the World Golf Championships at The Concession," David Winkle, Johnson's agent and manager, said in a statement shared by Golf Channel

"Other than being a bit jet lagged, he is feeling great and looking forward to the weeks ahead. While he is disappointed to miss the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, which is always one of his favorite weeks, he feels his decision is for the best."  

Zac Wassink is a football and futbol aficionado who is a PFWA member and is probably yelling about Tottenham Hotspur at the moment. Erik Lamela and Eli Manning apologist. Chanted for Matt Harvey to start the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field. Whoops. You can find him on Twitter at @ZacWassink

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