Jon Rahm was pressured to withdraw from the Memorial Event on Saturday after testing constructive for COVID-19, the PGA Tour introduced.
Rahm was informed of the take a look at end result after he had accomplished his third spherical. He shot an 8-under-par 64 and had a six-stroke lead after 54 holes at 18 underneath for the match.
Surreal TV second as six-stroke chief Jon Rahm learns he examined constructive for COVID and Jim Nantz tries to make sense of it with out realizing what Rahm’s been informed pic.twitter.com/WvD6LmAlxs
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The PGA Tour stated in an announcement that Rahm was topic to contact tracing this week as a result of he was an in depth contact of an individual who was COVID-positive. He selected to enter the PGA’s tracing protocol, which led to day by day testing and restricted entry to indoor services. Rahm is asymptomatic.
His take a look at between the second and third rounds got here again constructive at 4:20 p.m. ET Saturday whereas he was on the course, the PGA Tour stated. A second confirmatory take a look at got here again constructive at 6:05 p.m.
Rahm can be in isolation for the following 10 days per the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s tips, which the PGA Tour follows. He’s scheduled to stay in isolation by means of June 15, which places his participation within the U.S. Open in jeopardy. The main is about to start June 17.
He stated in an announcement Saturday night time he was “disenchanted” with having to withdraw.
“That is a kind of issues that occurs in life, a kind of moments the place how we reply to a setback defines us as individuals,” he wrote. “I am very grateful that my household and I are all OK. I’ll take all the crucial precautions to be secure and wholesome, and I look ahead to returning to the golf course as quickly as attainable.”
As for the match, Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay are the brand new co-leaders at 12 underneath. Cantlay was on the course with Rahm with Scottie Scheffler of their threesome. There has not been any data concerning how his constructive end result impacts their participation.