Woodland among 3 players to test positive for coronavirus
It matched the most players who have had to withdraw from one tournament because of a positive test since the PGA Tour returned from the COVID-19 pandemic in June. The tour said Scott Piercy and Doc Redman also tested positive. Three players also tested positive before tournaments at the RSM Classic at Sea Island in November, and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit in early July. The positive tests follow two weeks of the Florida events on the PGA Tour allowing limited fans, with roughly 8,000 in attendance at Bay Hill and The Players Championship. Woodland, who won the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and has been coping with a torn labrum in his hip, and Redman missed the cut at The Players Championship.
Piercy loses 2 endorsements over homophobic Instagram posts
ORLANDO, Fla. – Four-time PGA Tour winner Scott Piercy lost two endorsement deals Thursday for sharing a homophobic meme poking fun at Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and referencing far-right conspiracy theory QAnon. Piercy this week shared a meme on Instagram on the news Buttigieg has suspended his campaign that included a reference to his sexuality as a gay man. He doesn't have a large following on Instagram -- just under 17,000 followers -- but posted an apology Tuesday "if any of my recent story posts have been offensive. According to Golf Digest, clothing maker J. Linebergh issued a statement Thursday that it ended its contract with Piercy. The claims from Scott Piercy were unacceptable and far from our views and beliefs," the statement said.