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Golfer Jon Rahm forced to withdraw from Memorial Tournament after positive Covid-19 test

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Golfer Jon Rahm forced to withdraw from Memorial Tournament after positive Covid-19 test

Rahm was main the match after the third spherical with a 6-stroke cushion over his closest opponents.

The PGA Tour stated Rahm was positioned in touch tracing protocols on Monday after officers realized he had been in shut contact with somebody who was Covid-19 optimistic.

Rahm elected to stay within the match and bear day by day testing and have restricted entry to indoor services at Muirfield Village Golf Membership in Dublin, Ohio.

He remained asymptomatic and examined adverse every single day, the PGA Tour stated. However a check carried out after Rahm accomplished his rain-delayed second spherical on Saturday morning returned a optimistic end result as did a confirmatory check on the unique pattern, based on the PGA Tour.

The Tour’s medical adviser knowledgeable Rahm of his check outcomes upon completion of his third spherical and, following Tour protocols, he was withdrawn from the competitors.

Rahm will stay in isolation for the following 10 days in accordance with CDC pointers.

“Whereas that is an extremely unlucky scenario, all through 50 occasions because the PGA TOUR’s Return to Golf, there have been solely 4 optimistic checks (together with Rahm) inside competitors,” the PGA Tour stated in its assertion. “Rahm is the primary optimistic, asymptomatic case as a part of the TOUR’s routine, contact-tracing protocols.”

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