Robert MacIntyre was forced to withdraw from the Irish Open after learning he was “a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.”
The 24-year old Scot announced the news on Twitter:
“Unfortunately, I have had to withdraw due to having been tracked and traced following my return flight from the US Open last week,” he wrote.
“We all know you have to respect the rules and I wish whoever tested positive a safe a speedy recovery.”
We all know you have to respect the rules at the moment and wish whoever tested positive a safe a speedy recovery 🙏
— Robert MacIntyre (@robert1lefty) June 28, 2021
At world No. 51, MacIntyre was the fifth highest ranked player in the field.
The long-running Irish tournament gets underway on Thursday at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mount Juliet Estate in Thomastown, County Kilkenny.