Just when you thought we had some sort of normalcy in the world, the PGA throws us a curve ball.
PGA tour pro and leader at the time, Jon Rahm, was forced to withdraw after the completion of the third round from the Memorial golf tournament this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19.
PGA TOUR Statement on Jon Rahm pic.twitter.com/HvMmWLCHeq
— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) June 5, 2021
The whole event was captured on live TV, which was slightly disturbing.
Surreal TV moment as six-stroke leader Jon Rahm learns he tested positive for COVID and Jim Nantz tries to make sense of it without knowing what Rahm’s been told pic.twitter.com/WvD6LmAlxs
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 5, 2021
Rahm had a six stroke lead heading in to the final round which was to start Sunday morning.
Jon Rahm…with a 6 shot lead at Memorial…finds out AFTER HIS ROUND that he’s tested positive for COVID-19.
That means he has to withdraw. As the leader by 6…
Just unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/AqtqNA75kH
— TJ Eckert (@TJEckertKTUL) June 5, 2021
It was a wild turn of events that happened right in front of viewers’ eyes. Who knows who he has been in contact with this week. Rahm posted a message to social media today following the event.
Trending from Side Action
- Did Floyd Mayweather Hold Up Logan Paul To Avoid A Knockout?
- Lana Rhoades Brooklyn Nets Date Points to Kevin Durant
- Porn Star Lana Rhoades Says Nets Player Hooked Her Up with Private Suite for Playoff Game
- Natalie Buffet Praises Boyfriend Dak Prescott Opening Up About Mental Health
- Justin Herbert Reportedly in a Low Key Relationship with NFL Network’s Taylor Bisciotti
- Awesemo DFS on Youtube
Thoughts after today’s round pic.twitter.com/gWkBAWE42F
— Jon Rahm Rodriguez (@JonRahmpga) June 6, 2021
At this point there were four other WDs from the tournament, but both his playing partners from Saturday, Patrick Cantlay and Scottie Scheffler, were allowed to continue in the tournament on Sunday.
With a victory, Rahm could have moved closer to recapturing No. 1 in the world, along with earning over $1.67 million.