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Higgs pulls out of Houston Open due to COVID-19 positive test

FILE PHOTO: Oct 17, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Harry Higgs tees off on the fifth hole during the third round of the CJ Cup golf tournament at Shadow Creek Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Harry Higgs pulled out of the upcoming Vivint Houston Open after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour announced Tuesday.

Higgs, 28, will self-isolate under the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“While I am disappointed to have to withdraw this week, I am grateful that I drove to Houston by myself and was alone as I awaited my pre-tournament screening results,” Higgs said in a statement issued through the PGA Tour. “I look forward to returning to competition when it is safe to do so.”

Higgs, who is ranked 100th, last played at the Zozo Championship two weeks ago and finished in a tie for 54th at 8-under 280.

Higgs has never won a PGA event but finished second at the Safeway Open in September when he shot 19-under 269.

The Houston Open begins on Thursday.

--Field Level Media