Catriona Matthew, Annabel Dimmock and Ursula Wikström have all had to withdraw from the 2020 OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Ladies European Tour has just announced that Major winning Scottish player and winning Team Europe Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew, Rose Ladies Series competitor Annabel Dimmock, and LET Finnish player Ursula Wikström have all tested positive for COVID-19.

They now won't be taking part in this week's LET event at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.

A statement from the LET read: "The LET has implemented a strict COVID-19 testing process throughout the season and the players, who had not, and have still not, exhibited any symptoms, were tested upon arrival into Dubai on Monday morning.

"The three players have followed all the LET guidance and protocols put in place to mitigate the risk of transmission of COVID-19 and will now remain in self-isolation for a minimum of fourteen days in accordance with the mandatory Health Authority and medical professional guidelines."

The innovative tournament, due to tee off tomorrow, offers the exciting opportunity to tee it up under floodlights infront of the glittering Dubai skyline.

Plus, after so many tournaments were cancelled this year, we can imagine that all three players are very disappointed not to be taking part.

The required 14 day isolation also means that neither Catriona, Annabel or Ursula will be able to take part in the Saudi Ladies International, starting on November 12.

Catriona Matthew broke the news to her fans in a Tweet, while Annabel posted on Instagram only yesterday about how excited she was to be back in the UAE.

We hope all the rest of the players stay safe and the three stars can get back to playing soon.

You can find out more about the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic HERE.