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Golfer Matsuyama tests positive, having headache and fatigue

Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 01, 2021 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. (Getty Images/AFP)
Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot from the fifth tee during the first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 01, 2021 at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit, Michigan. (Getty Images/AFP)
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04 Jul 2021 08:07:29 GMT9
04 Jul 2021 08:07:29 GMT9

TOKYO: Japanese professional golfer Hideki Matsuyama, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, is experiencing a headache and fatigue, the management company for him said Sunday.

He is self-quarantining at his home in the United States, complying with US PGA Tour’s rules on coronavirus countermeasures, the company said.

According to the company, Matsuyama started to complain of a sore throat, headache and nausea after finishing Thursday’s first round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit.

His body temperature was normal. But he withdrew from the tournament prior to the start of the second round because he showed a positive result in a coronavirus polymerase chain reaction test conducted Friday morning.

Matsuyama won the Masters tournament in Augusta, Georgia, in April, becoming the first Japanese to claim one of the four major professional golf championships for men.

Matsuyama is slated to take part in the British Open, starting on July 15, and the Tokyo Olympic Games. The golf tournament for men in the Olympics is set for July 29-Aug. 1.

The management company has not referred to Matsuyama’s schedule from now.

JIJI Press

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