Denny McCarthy withdraws from Travelers after testing positive for COVID-19

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CROMWELL, Conn. (WTNH) — Denny McCarthy became the second player to test positive for coronavirus at the Travelers Championship and withdrew from the tournament Friday.

McCarthy became the sixth player to withdraw from the tournament due to COVID-19 concerns since the week began, and he has been joined by Bud Cauley, who played with McCarthy on Thursday. Cauley withdrew after testing negative Friday morning.

Cameron Champ tested positive for the virus on Monday and became the first to withdraw from the event at TPC River Highlands. Brooks Koepka, Graeme McDowell, Webb Simpson and Chase Koepka all withdrew Wednesday after the caddies for Brooks Koepka and McDowell tested positive.

McCarthy shot a 67 in the first round Thursday, playing in the group with Cauley and Matt Wallace. Both players tested negative for the virus Friday – unlike Cauley, Wallace has opted to continue playing.

News 8 will have live reports from Cromwell at 5 and 6 p.m. Friday. We will bring you more details on this story as they become available.

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