Charley Hull tests positive for coronavirus, withdraws from ANA Inspiration
World number 28 confirms she will not be part of event in California, due to start this week
Last Updated: 09/09/20 9:48am
Charley Hull has been forced to withdraw from the second women's major of the year after testing positive for coronavirus.
Hull will not play in the ANA Inspiration event, which starts on September 10, after recording a positive test.
In a series of tweets, the world number 28 said: "As part of the LPGA TOUR's Covid-19 testing process, I was informed this morning that I tested positive for Covid-19 and I have withdrawn from the ANA Inspiration.
"I didn't feel great yesterday but I put it down to jet lag, the heat and my asthma playing up. I now realise I have some mild symptoms which feel similar to having a cold and I am self-isolating and working with Tour on contact tracing.
"I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from what is one of my favourite events of the year but wish everyone the best of luck at this week's tournament and look forward to when I can return to playing on Tour."
Hull finished second in the event four years ago but will be denied the chance to improve on that performance this weekend.
LPGA coronavirus protocols dictate the 24-year-old must quarantine for 10 days before being assessed by a medical team to be cleared to return to play.
This year's edition of the ANA Inspiration will also be without world No 1 and defending champion Jin Young Ko, who has chosen not to engage in the travel protocols required by both South Korea and the United States because of coronavirus.
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