MARC Leishman has dropped out of contention at the Travelers Championship following a two-over third round on Sunday morning.
The 36-year-old heads into Monday's final round in a tie for 35th at seven-under, 11 shots behind leader American Brendon Todd.
It was Leishman's worst round of this year's tournament, which has had seven COVID-19-related withdrawals, after firing rounds of 66 and 65.
The Warrnambool export was the top-ranked Australian heading into the third round, tied for fourth at nine-under par.
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He couldn't continue his fine form opening with a double bogey. He did make a small fight back with two birdies on the front nine.
However, on the back nine his hard work was undone with three bogeys to finish the round, heading into the clubhouse with a two-over round.
The world No.15, a former winner of the annual tournament, hit six of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens in regulation at TPC River Highlands Golf Club.
The Travelers is the second tournament in a row where at least one player has withdrawn because of a positive coronavirus test.
Questions have been raised about whether the tour can continue, especially as cases continue to soar in many parts of the US.
The PGA Tour tests all players, caddies and staff regularly and no crowds are allowed, although that is scheduled to change next week.
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