Golfer SSP Chawrasia tests positive for coronavirus, quarantining at home in Kolkata

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SSP Chawrasia had started training at the Royal Calcutta Golf Course and was slated to fly to England this week before he contracted the coronavirus.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SSP Chawrasia’s wife Simantini will undergo a coronavirus test on Tuesday
  • SSP Chawrasia’s plans to compete on the European Tour will be hampered now
  • Chawrasia is a 4-time winner on the European Tour, including back-to-back Indian Open triumphs

Ace Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home quarantine in Kolkata, the result spoiling his plans to compete on the European Tour.

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

“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 multi vitamins 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.

Shubhankar Sharma is the only other Indian participating in Europe at the moment, with events in India and on Asian Tour on hold.

Chawrasia had played four events this year before the lockdown and finished tied 22nd, tied 32nd, tied 25th and tied 28th. 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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