The PGA Tour did not reveal the details of the 11 who were tested on Friday evening, although it is likely that the top two names on their list would have been Luke List and Vaughn Taylor, who played with Watney in the first round.
When asked for his reaction to the news, McIlroy said: “Nick texted me actually because we had a chat on the putting green before I went out to play, but we were at a distance.
Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka revealed they were both in close proximity to Nick Watney shortly before he tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
A PGA Tour statement read: “On Friday, prior to arriving at the tournament, he indicated he had symptoms consistent with the illness and after consulting with a physician, was administered a test and found Nick Watney be positive.
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