It’s never a good time to come up positive for Covid-19. But it was especially a poor time to come down with it for Jon Rahm on Saturday. Leading the Memorial Tournament by six clear strokes, he was informed after he had completed the third round of the event.
Rahm had been within the ‘protocol’ all week having come into close contact with someone that had tested positive. He had failed every test up until Saturday, within their rules, so he was forced to be pulled from the event. He’s showing no symptoms, so it’s assumed he will have to wait out ten days in isolation before returning. That’ll be two days before the US Open kicks off at Torrey Pines, the site he won at four years ago at the PGA Championship. It’ll be a tight turnaround, but it will tough to write off the big Spaniard’s chances when gets back on the course. Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa now lead at -12 apiece with both Scottie Scheffler and Branden Grace trailing them by three shots.