Pro Golfer Nick Watney shares how WHOOP warned him of COVID-19

06.27.2020 - By WHOOP Podcast

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Pro golfer Nick Watney, the first player on the PGA Tour to be diagnosed with COVID-19, details how his WHOOP data led him to getting tested for the virus. Watney shares how he became alarmed by a sudden rise in his respiratory rate and how he experienced no other symptoms that would have alerted him to the presence of the virus. Nick discusses his current health (3:28), his significant respiratory rate spike (6:05), why he was immediately concerned (7:21), testing positive (9:59), his quick action to protect those around him (11:00), the impact of WHOOP (12:15), the PGA's procurement of 1,000 WHOOP straps for players, caddies, and tournament staff (13:30), sharing his story to help others (15:52), what he has learned from WHOOP (21:31), and a detailed rundown of the hours and days leading up to his positive test (22:25). Support the show (

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