Chris Kirk wins Korn Ferry Tours King & Bear Classic
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. Chris Kirk won the Korn Ferry Tours King & Bear Classic on Saturday at World Golf Village, a year after taking a leave of absence from the PGA Tour to fight alcohol abuse and depression. On Sunday, fellow PGA Tour player Luke List won at Dyes Valley Course at the TPC Sawgrass. Since returning to competition at Mayakoba, Kirk has missed missed cuts in five of seven PGA Tour starts. He tied for 60th last week at Colonial in the Charles Schwab Challenge, site of his last PGA Tour win five years ago,Lower closed with a 66. Joseph Bramlett (64) and Will Zalatoris (68) tied for third at 23 under.
Watney first on PGA Tour to test positive for COVID-19
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. In the second week of returning to golf, Nick Watney became the first player to test positive for COVID-19. Watney withdrew from the RBC Heritage on Friday, the PGA Tour said. Watney missed the cut last week in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial, the first tour event in three months after it shut down because of the pandemic. He traveled privately to South Carolina and tested negative upon arrival at Harbour Town. Before he arrived Friday for his afternoon tee time, he said he had symptoms consistent with the virus, consulted a doctor and tested positive.