Golfer Tony Finau tests positive for coronavirus ahead of tournament

US Open Golf
Posted at 4:07 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:48:21-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Professional golfer and Salt Lake City native Tony Finau will have to sit out of an upcoming tournament after contracting COVID-19.

The PGA Tour announced the news Tuesday, saying Finau tested positive during the pre-tournament screening process for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. The tournament is scheduled for this Thursday-Sunday at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.

"Finau, who last competed at the U.S. Open, will have the PGA TOUR’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines," the Tour said in the announcement.

Alternate Bronson Burgoon will take Finau's spot in the competition.

"I am feeling well, and am otherwise in good spirits," Finau wrote on Twitter. "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!"