The following is a joint statement issued by the USGA and The R&A regarding an ongoing medical issue at the 48th Walker Cup Match at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla.
“Over the past 24 hours, a number of players from both the GB&I and USA Teams have been treated for gastrointestinal issues and are currently under observation by medical professionals at the teams’ hotel.
All players from both teams have tested negative in their daily screenings and COVID-19 has been ruled out as the cause. The players have adhered to the strict health and safety guidelines established as a code of conduct for the match.
The health and safety of the players and all involved in the match is our utmost priority and we are closely monitoring the situation. At this time, there is no expectation of a disruption to the timing of the matches of the biennial competition.
We will provide additional updates if necessary.”