Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia tests positive for COVID-19, in-home quarantine in Kolkata

Son of a groundskeeper at Royal Calcutta Golf Club and Caddie turn professional Golfer SSP Chawrasia during a practice session at RCGC , Kolkata on July 19, 2016. Express Photo by Partha Paul. *** Local Caption *** Son of a groundskeeper at Royal Calcutta Golf Club and Caddie turn professional Golfer SSP Chawrasia during a practice session at RCGC , Kolkata on July 19, 2016. Express Photo by Partha Paul.
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Ace Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in-home quarantine in Kolkata, the result harming his plans to compete on the European Tour.

A four-time winner on the European Tour, comprising back-to-back Indian Open victories in 2016 and 2017. Chawrasia had commenced training at the Royal Calcutta Golf Course and was planned to fly to England this week.

SSP Chawrasia speaks to PTI

“I did not have any symptoms as such. But for immigration requirement, I had to do the COVID test and the report came positive on Friday. I’ve been in home quarantine since then,” the 42-year-old told PTI.

“I’m taking multivitamins and doing perfectly alright but now I will have to wait and see. It depends how long it takes to recover totally,” he said about his resumption plans. His wife Simantini will be tested on Tuesday.

Chawrasia had played four events this year before the lockdown and done decently by finishing tied 22nd, tied 32nd, tied 25th and tied 28th. All these tournaments were played in Asia.

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