Lee Westwood will not play on PGA Tour until travel restrictions lifted

Lee Westwood will not play on PGA Tour until travel restrictions lifted

Lee Westwood will not play on PGA Tour until travel restrictions lifted

The UK-based Lee Westwood brought it up this week in an interview with the Golf Channel saying it's "just not worth it" to play in any PGA Tour events right now.

The PGA Tour season is set to resume without spectators at the Charles Schwab Challenge from June 11-14, with Westwood now in the field for the return event at Colonial and the RBC Heritage the following week.

But it could go on without a number of worldwide players who would find it hard to abide by two-week quarantine restrictions and take all that time away from their families.

"I'm definitely going to sit out and see how the first few weeks of the PGA Tour pan out and if things are progressing well, playing Memphis [WGC] the week before the PGA is a thought", he said.

"All being well, it'll be the first one back", Westwood said.

Xfinity Series' return again delayed by rain at Darlington
Elliott went spinning across the track and made hard contact into the pit wall, ending his race with under 30 laps to go. The rest of the field will start the Toyota 500 in the same order they finished in Sunday's race. "They're mad.

The shutdown has played havoc with Cup qualifying, although Westwood is on the current list for European captain Padraig Harrington after a January European Tour triumph at Abu Dhabi. It's a tough one, but I think we might have to modify it a little bit. "Not with having to leave here two weeks before, quarantine, then play the two tournaments, then come back here and quarantine again". "I think Padraig is pleased with the way the team's shaping up, and the way that qualifying has gone".

The hastily-assembled "British swing" will begin with the £2million Betfred British Masters, at Close House in Newcastle, moving forward a week to July 23-26.

"They are being fairly thorough, but my initial reaction was I was surprised it wasn't tighter than it is", Scott told the Australian Associated Press. And if quarantine stipulations are still in place, Westwood would not be able to compete at them. "To me, that's just not worth it, and it's just not worth taking the risk and everyone thinks those kind of precautions have to be in place, I don't think golf is a priority if it's that severe".

"We'll be playing it behind closed doors, so obviously no fans there like how the PGA Tour is starting". "I would have to think about staying in the United States through the U.S. Open [which begins September 17]". If they're not showing symptoms and I somehow picked it up inside the course and I'm disqualified, I'm now self-isolating (in that city) for two weeks. Obviously people want something to watch, and it's a good way to kick-start your economy. We've got our fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong, there's no second waves, quarantines get lifted and we can have a successful tournament.

If the quarantine is still in place and events are played as planned, he would miss the PGA Championship, set for the following week at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.

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