Jon Rahm Forced to Withdraw From Memorial Tournament After Testing Positive for COVID-19
June 5Grant WhiteSportsGrid
Jon Rahm started the Memorial Tournament with a modest -3 in the opening round before going -15 over the next two rounds, including -8 on moving day to assert himself atop the leaderboard. Rahm finished his third round with nine birdies and one bogey.
Alas, it was all for naught as the third-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking tested positive for COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from the tournament with the lead. We wish Rahm a speedy recovery from the virus.
Rahm opened the Memorial Tournament as the +1000 favorite to triumph over the field and, according to Data Golf, had an 89.4% chance of winning the tournament when he was forced to withdraw.
That leaves Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa as the co-leaders heading into the final round Sunday. Both players are -12 and sit three shots clear of Scottie Scheffler, Branden Grace, and the rest of the field.
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