Rory McIlroy hints that he may not be returning to Europe to play amid Covid 19 fears

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The Northern Irishman is participating in WGC-FedEx St this week .Jude Invitational in Tennessee and plays in the US PGA Championship next week and the US Open in September.

But when asked about the possibility of returning to Europe for golf tournaments, McIlroy doubted that he might avoid traveling to reduce exposure. "I honestly don't know if I see myself going back to Europe this year," said World No. 2. "I don't know.

& # 39; I don't know if I want to travel, I don't know if I want to be exposed to more things and more people. So I don't know, I have no idea and I take it from week to week.

"I've planned my schedule up to the US Open, which is clearly a few weeks after the Tour Championship, and then I honestly have no idea what I'm going to do next."

Lee Westwood, a fellow professional, and Eddie Pepperell decided not to travel to San Francisco for the PGA Championship next week, with Westwood saying that he is still not "comfortable". And McIlroy fully supported their decisions.

"I understand their plight," said McIlroy. "I just said I don't know if I would travel in the fall and play some of these other events in Europe, but if it was a big championship it would probably be different and I would probably play

"But that is not to say that Lee and Eddie are not doing well, they feel safer and they feel that their time is better spent at home and that they don't expose themselves to more people and not the chance to get sick. or make someone else sick.

"So I fully understand where they come from, but if it was an Open Championship and I had the chance to play, I would probably take the risk and start playing."

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Playing Without Fans

Following the announcement that the American PGA Championship will be held without fans in August, the US Open follows.

In partnership with New York State, the United States Golf Association (USGA) announced in a press release on Wednesday that the 120th championship, scheduled for September 17-20, at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, will take place place without spectators.

"After months of consultation and scenario planning with local and national health officials, we jointly decided that hosting the US Open without spectators provides the best opportunity to lead the championship safely for all involved," he said. Mike Davis, CEO of the USGA.

"We will miss the excitement of the fans and what their presence brings to the championship. We look forward to welcoming them again at future US Opens."

The tournament was originally scheduled for June 18-21, but was postponed in April.

"I am delighted to welcome the USGA to the US Open Championship at the Winged Foot Golf Club in September," said Governor Andrew Cuomo.

"And while the tournament will look different this year without fans and improved safety protocols, this event is a welcome sight for sports fans around the country and will help restore a normal feeling if we build better than for. "

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While the LPGA Tour resumes competitive action with the Drive On Championship at Inverness Golf Course in Toledo, Ohio, one player, Gaby Lopez, was forced to withdraw after a positive Covid-19 test.

The 26-year-old announced that she had tested positive after the tour's Covid-19 testing process and is now starting her 10-day isolation. Lopez is the first LPGA player to test positive for Covid-19.

"I was very excited to be back on the Tour after this long hiatus and although I am disappointed to have to wait a bit longer, I am happy to have been able to test and make sure I don't bring anyone otherwise at risk, "Lopez, who is from Mexico, said in a statement.

"I isolate myself and will follow all CDC and LPGA guidelines to rejoin Tour in a I feel good and look forward to returning to Tour again."

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