Brooks The 30-year-old Koepka said he decided to step down to protect his fellow contestants and everyone involved in this week’s Travelers Championship.
Despite three positive tests, Monahan announced that the tournament, which will be teeed off in Connecticut on Thursday, will go ahead as scheduled without fanfare.
“I think we all need to be reminded that we are all learning to live with this virus, and we all need to learn to live with this virus as individuals, family members and certainly in our businesses. It’s very clear the virus is not going anywhere,” Monahan said.
In a statement, organizers with PGA Tour assured fans that “we will continue to strengthen all players, caddies, staff and support personnel on PGA Tour events to adhere to other safety protocols that reduce social distance and risk in PGA Tour events.”
The new coronavirus cases are not a big concern for English golfer Justin Rose.
“I’m still safe and have great policies,” Rose told CNN’s Dan Riedel. “I think golf has more benefits than other sports out there. We are not close to our competition. Now many golf clubs around the world are open with some policies and care and I hope that is an advantage for us, but we need guys to stay safe and healthy.”
From Clemson University to Oklahoma State University, college athletes across the country are testing positive. Last week it was reported that many footballers tested positive with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans.
CNN’s Homero de la Fuente, Dan Riddell, George Ramsay and David Kloss contributed to this report.