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Coronavirus: McIlroy, Koepka both near Watney before positive test


Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka revealed they had both been around Nick Watney before the American's positive test for coronavirus.


Watney withdrew from the RBC Heritage before the second round on Friday after returning a positive test for COVID-19.


McIlroy, who is tied for 45th at five under, said he had exchanged texts with Watney after the pair were on the putting green together.


"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," the world number one said.


It's not as if this thing is over, so we all just have to stay vigilant and keep our distance and wear our masks if we're going out in public and keep washing our hands."


Koepka, who carded a five-under 66 to be three shots behind leader Webb Simpson, said he too had spent time with Watney before his round.






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