MacIntyre identified as a close contact and ruled out of Irish Open

The Irish Open takes place at Mount Juliet in Kilkenny, starting on Thursday

Robert MacIntyre of Scotland during the US Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

Robert MacIntyre of Scotland during the US Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

 

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre has been forced to withdraw from this week’s Irish Open as he has to self-isolate.

The world number 51 was identified as a close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19 after his flight home from the US Open last week.

“Unfortunately I have had to withdraw from DDFIrishOpen this week due to having been tracked and traced following my return flight from #UsOpen last week,” MacIntyre tweeted.

“We all know you have to respect the rules at the moment and wish whoever tested positive a safe and speedy recovery.”

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