Sepp Straka becomes third PGA Tour player to withdraw from Valspar Championship after positive COVID-19 test

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Sepp Straka became the third PGA Tour player to withdraw from this week’s event in Florida after receiving a positive test for COVID-19 on Tuesday. Nelson Ledesma will take his place in the field.

“Straka will have the PGA Tour’s full support throughout his self-isolation period under CDC guidelines,” according to a statement released by the Tour.

On Monday, the Tour announced that Will Gordon and Brice Garnett had both tested positive. Gordon was replaced in the field by J.J. Spaun, while Tim Wilkinson replaced Garnett.

Straka most recently finished T-29 alongside partner Josh Teater at last week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans. In 20 starts on Tour this season, Straka has made 15 cuts, finishing inside the top-25 five times, including top-10 finishes at the Vivint Houston Open and Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship.