Stephanie Meadow will be one of three Irish contenders in action when the Women's British Open begins on Thursday.
The Jordanstown, Northern Ireland native arrived in Scotland on Sunday afternoon ahead of the major tournament which is being held at Royal Troon, catching up with RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport shortly after touching down.
"I did my Covid tests and now I'm sitting quarantined in my hotel room until I get the results back," Meadow said of the primary protocols in place.
"I was at my base in Arizona. I decided not to play the Scottish [Open] this week just to get ready for the British because it's quite a long way and it's a big week and I just wanted to be 100% ready."
Meadow also noted the contrast during her trip across the States towards Europe, with the airport in Phoenix, Arizona bustling and New York's JFK like a "ghost town" amid the pandemic situation in the US.
"Just to get the competitive juices flowing again is great and obviously a major just makes things more heightened"
She added that she is feeling "great" ahead of the British Open, with the opportunity to play regularly again after the long enforced break from the sport, having participated at two events on the LPGA tour since golf resumed earlier this summer.
"It's just amazing to be back playing. We had so much time off - almost six months," she explained, admitting that after month three of lockdown, she was "raring to go".
"Just to get the competitive juices flowing again is great and obviously a major just makes things more heightened than it is at a regular tour event.
"So it's very exciting and I actually have not played Troon before, so I'm excited to get out to the course and get a look at it. Somehow I've never played it before and I've played a lot of really good golf courses in Scotland but not Troon."