Jon Rahm has been compelled to withdraw from the Memorial Match after testing optimistic for COVID-19.
The Spaniard had fired a sensational 64 on Saturday to take six-shot lead on the high of the leaderboard.
However he was then knowledgeable on the finish of his third spherical that he had returned a optimistic check.
The heartbreaking second when he was instructed he had coronavirus was captured by the tv cameras, simply moments after he accomplished his spherical.
Below PGA Tour protocol, any participant who assessments optimistic for Covid-19 should withdraw from the respective match.
The defending champion had been present process every day assessments after being instructed on Monday that he had come into shut contact with somebody who had examined optimistic.
However whereas every of his earlier assessments had come again detrimental, his newest one was optimistic and he should now isolate till June 15.
An announcement on the PGA Tour’s web site learn: “On the night Monday, Could 31, the PGA Tour notified Jon Rahm that he was topic to contact-tracing protocols, as he had are available shut contact with an individual who was Covid optimistic.
“Per the Tour’s Covid Well being & Security Plan, Rahm was given the choice to stay within the competitors and enter our tracing protocol, which incorporates every day testing and restricted entry to indoor amenities. Rahm has remained asymptomatic.
“Rahm has examined detrimental daily, however his most up-to-date check – which was carried out after the conclusion of his second spherical (rain delayed) and earlier than the beginning of his third spherical – returned optimistic at roughly 4.20pm (native time) whereas Rahm was on the golf course.
“The PGA TOUR’s medical adviser requested a confirmatory check on the unique pattern, which got here again at 6.05pm, and was additionally optimistic.
“The PGA Tour’s medical adviser notified Rahm instantly upon completion of his spherical, and below Tour protocols, he will likely be withdrawn from the competitors.
“Rahm is now in isolation, and in accordance with CDC pointers, he might want to stay in isolation via Tuesday, June 15.”
American pair Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay now lead the match on 12 below par.
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