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Ryder Cup captain Harrington tests positive for Covid-19

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Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has withdrawn from the Pebble Beach Pro-Am after testing positive for Covid-19.

Harrington missed the cut at last week's Phoenix Open and was set to play his fourth PGA Tour event of the season in California.

The PGA Tour announced on Tuesday Harrington's withdrawal as the 49-year-old will have the "PGA Tour's full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines".

First alternate South Korean golfer Sangmoon Bae will replace Harrington in the field.

This week's Pebble Beach Pro-Am will be played without the traditional multi-day pro-am format due to local Covid-19 circumstances in the Monterey Peninsula.

The professional portion, featuring 156 players, will be held on only two courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Harrington will captain the Europeans at this year's rescheduled Ryder Cup following it's postponement last year due to the spread of the coronavirus.

The Ryder Cup is set to get underway at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin on 24-26 September.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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