Tony Finau confirmed on Tuesday that he has withdrawn from this week's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open held at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada after he tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier today, I received a positive result for Covid-19 under PGA TOUR on-site testing protocols and have begun a period of self-quarantine to protect others around me. I am feeling well, and am otherwise in good spirits.— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) October 6, 2020
I look forward to returning to action as soon as I am able, and I wish everyone at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open a great week ahead!— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) October 6, 2020
Finau began the week ranked No. 16 in the world and hasn't played since he finished tied for eighth at the U.S. Open in September. He will have to return negative test results and be cleared before he can rejoin the Tour.
The CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Golf Course, also in Vegas, is scheduled for Oct. 15-18. It's unknown if Finau intends to participate in that tournament if he's eligible.
As Bob Harig wrote for ESPN, at least 14 players have tested positive since the PGA Tour returned to action amid the pandemic. Three caddies have also produced positive test results.
Bronson Burgoon replaced Finau for the Shriners. Burgoon, 33, has a pair of second-place finishes on the Tour during his career.