Jhonattan Vegas out of Sony Open after positive test

14 Jan 2021 / 01:31 H.

    Jhonattan Vegas tested positive for COVID-19 and has withdrawn from the Sony Open in Hawaii, the PGA Tour announced.

    The 36-year-old Venezuelan is the second PGA Tour player to withdraw from a tournament due to a positive test this year. Jim Herman tested positive prior to leaving for Hawaii for the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

    Vegas last played at the Mayakoba Classic in December, finishing in a tie for 20th place.

    A three-time PGA Tour winner, Vegas currently ranks 144th in the FedExCup standings.

    First alternate Seamus Power will compete in the Sony Open and replace Vegas, who now must self-isolate under the CDC guidelines.

    --Field Level Media

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