PGA Tour caddie Kyle Peters shows you his at-home COVID-19 test kit
Next week, the PGA Tour season will restart for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March with the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas.
Though it wasn’t required, players and caddies were strongly encouraged to take an at-home COVID-19 test before traveling. If a player or caddie tests positive for the coronavirus while at a tournament they will receive a stipend from the Tour to cover medical and quarantine costs… but only if they’ve taken the at-home test before traveling and tested negative.
In the video above, Kyle Peters — caddie for Tour winner Corey Conners — shows you his at-home test kit, explains the process he had to go through to administer the test and also shares the email revealing he tested negative and is safe to travel.
Players and caddies will be tested again upon arrival and monitored throughout the week.
Here’s the photo Peters shared with TCN revealing his test came back negative and he was safe to travel:
Here’s a look, too, at Kenny Harms — caddie for defending Schwab Challenge champion Kevin Na — boarding a plane on his way to Fort Worth while wearing a mask:
Caddies Damian Lopez, Scott Sajtinac and Jeff Willett spoke at length in our latest ‘Happy Hour’ podcast about the things they’ve had to do to prepare for the new normal on the PGA Tour, as well as what they expect when they get on site. You can listen below:
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