Hornet sting, birdies take Swafford to lead at Punta Cana

A hornet sting early and a bunch of birdies late carried Hudson Swafford to a 5-under 67 on Friday for a two-shot lead going into the weekend of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship. Joining him in the final group will be Sean O'Hair, who missed an entire year with a torn oblique and returned just in time for the COVID-19 pandemic to shut down golf. ''It started swelling up, so I was just kind of rubbing ice on it after tee shots for the first five, six holes on the back side,'' Swafford said.

Golf: Soderberg withdrawn from Irish Open due to COVID-19 concerns

"In accordance with public health guidelines, Sebastian will self-isolate for a total of 14 days and will be supported throughout that period by European Tour medical and event staff," the tour said in a statement https://www.europeantour.com/european-tour/news/articles/detail/european-tour-statement-on-sebastian-soderberg.