Two of the more intriguing young stars in the sport will miss the 2020 U.S. Open because of positive COVID-19 tests this week. Scottie Scheffler withdrew over the weekend following his top-five finish at the Tour Championship two weeks ago, and on Monday, European Tour star Sam Horsfield added his name to the list of late scratches for the season’s first major championship at Winged Foot Golf Club.

Horsfield last competed at the Wales Open at the end of August and said he tested negative last week before flying to the United States. No such luck this week, and the U.S. Open is experiencing something we have not seen much of since professional golf restarted at the beginning of June, multiple WDs because of positive COVID-19 tests.

Scheffler will be replaced by Branden Grace (who, coincidentally, was the last…

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