Finau out of Shriners with positive COVID result

Since posting an impressive 8th place at the recent US Open, World No.16 Tony Finau hasn’t had a good run.

Last week, he was served with a $16 million lawsuit by his former manager, who alleges that he helped Finau and his family out in the early days to the tune of close to $600,000 and has never been paid back and he now wants 20 percent of his earnings.

Tony Finau Tony Finau (Credit: PGA Tour)

The lawsuit includes monies spent on the Finau’s family mortgage payments, travel expenses, a new car and even lessons with legendary coach David Leadbetter.

And now this week, the PGA Tour has revealed that the 31-year-old has tested positive in pre-tournament screening at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas.

“Earlier today, I received a positive result for COVID-19 under PGA Tour on-site testing protocols and have begun a period of self-quarantine to protect others around me,” tweeted Finau.

“I am feeling well, and am otherwise in good spirits.”

“I look forward to returning to action as soon as I am able, and I wish everyone at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open a great week ahead!”

Finau becomes the first player to test positive on the PGA Tour since South African Branden Grace at the Barracuda Championship in early August.

First alternate Bronson Burgoon will take Finau’s place in the Thursday-starting tournament.