World news – GB – The Masters: Sergio Garcia quits after testing positive for Covid-19




Garcia will miss his first major tournament since 1999 after complaining of feeling unwell at the end of the week after missing out on the Houston Open.

The Spaniard was still suffering from symptoms associated with Covid-19 on Sunday evening, which prompted him to take a test for himself which would return positive, even though his wife, Angela, was negative

Garcia said on Twitter: “On Saturday night after my return from the Houston Open, I started feeling a little sore throat and cough.” “The symptoms remained with me on Sunday morning, so I decided to get tested for COVID-19 and so did my wife Angela, luckily. The test result was negative, but I didn’t.

« After 21 years of not missing a major tournament, I will unfortunately miss the Masters tournament this week. It is important that my family and I feel in good shape. We will come back stronger and try the green coat next April »

Garcia achieved a thrilling big title on the 74th attempt after beating Justin Rose in a playoff match on an unforgettable final day at Augusta National in 2017

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The 40-year-old played in the US Open’s 87th in a row in September, a record among active players, but now he will not be able to compete in a major tournament for the first time since not qualifying to the United States Opened in 1999

The record for consecutive major games is now back to Australian Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion who will be competing in his 76th consecutive major this week

This is the first time Garcia has missed a major tournament since 1999 USA Open Adam Scott now has the longest active streak of consecutive major leagues he has played (assuming he played this week), at 76 (last missed – 2001 U Open)

Joaquin Niemann announced over the weekend that he will also have to miss his master’s title after testing positive for coronavirus, meaning the field has now been reduced to 92

Augusta National officials announced earlier on Monday that the « ten-shot rule » would not be in effect when determining midway Friday evening, with the top 50 players and relationships reaching the weekend


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World News – Britain – Masters: Sergio Garcia withdrew after testing positive for Covid-19


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