Corey Conners was freaked out at first, he says, and closed his eyes so he wouldn’t see the near 20-centimetre instrument slip into his nose. A quick twist later, his on-site COVID-19 test was done — with just a few tears as evidence.
“It was very unpleasant,” says Conners with a laugh. “It wasn’t as painful as I thought, but it was just a funny feeling.”
Nothing, Conners says, was as weird as the nasal swab last week at the Charles Schwab Challenge – the first event back on the PGA Tour schedule after a 91-day break due to COVID-19.