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Hinako Shibuno heads into the weekend at the KPMG Women’s PGA with a different caddie after Keisuke Fujino returned a positive COVID-19 test. Fujino took the test in preparation for the trip back to Japan.
“He does not have any symptoms and has taken a PCR test, which was negative,” Shibuno said in a statement. “I do not have any symptoms and will play today under the LPGA’s guidelines. I will do my best and focus on my game, even with this difficult situation.”
Shibuno, the 2019 AIG Women’s British Open champion, made the cut on the number at 2 over after rounds of 76-70 at Atlanta Athletic Club’s Highlands Course. She now has Yusuf Wazeeruddin on her bag for Round 3.
The PGA of America said in a statement that per championship protocols, if a caddie tests positive, his/her player may continue to play under the direction of the LPGA’s medical director with daily testing.