Jon Rahm will not be able to finish off a victory that seemed to be sung at the Memorial after having tested positive, asymptomatic, in a Covid test on Saturday morning
Since last Monday, when Jon reported that he had been in close contact with a positive, he was subjected to different tests that he continuously passed, but the one carried out on Saturday, between the end of the second round and the beginning of the third, was positive and a second analysis of the sample was carried out that also has confirmed this positive. Jon was notified as soon as the third round was over.
The Barrika golfer, therefore, remain isolated and he will not be able to go out to play the last round when he dominated with six strokes of advantage over Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa and had the tournament on track to revalidate the title. He must remain in quarantine until Tuesday, June 15, which also prevents him from practicing Torrey Pines on the first day, the scene of the US Open, the second major of the year.
“It is the worst situation that can happen to you for a golfer infected by Covid. And very painful because of how he played. I passed it and I suppose I have antibodies, “said Cantlay, who shared a game with him and Scheffler, who has also suffered from it for months.
Until then, on a very long day, because Jon had five holes left In the morning of the second round, which did not end because of darkness, Rahm offered a rowdy version, the morning version, and a masterful version, the afternoon one. At dawn he started with a range of all possible bogey-par-eagle-birdie results between the 13th and the 17th, with the hole in one on par 3 of 163 meters as the highlight. A 65 and home to rest.
In the afternoon, leading on Saturday, the day of the movement, a wish that I had had for several months, at least since after the 2020 Masters I really came into contact with those responsible for the Callaway firm, it was an anthology. Second from behind, except in the bogey on hole 9, he played precise irons, and two fabulous woods in the two par 5s of the second round (holes 11 and 15) in which he made both eagle opportunities. They stayed for the fourth and seventh birdie of the day, but it was enough to enjoy a lady’s rent.
A new putter
To this he added that he kicked as in the happiest days. His efficiency on the greens sparked another superlative sequence between the 11th and 16th, which broke the illusions of Cantlay and Collin Morikawa, the other winners at Muirfield Village in the last two years. [en 2020 se jugaron dos torneos en este escenario]. He made six birdies on seven holes, between 11 and 17, like the one he washes. The new putter you have been provided with is a violin in your hands. He put them in from all sides and left 30 strokes for the second nine holes and a 64 that will not help him because of his illness, but that says his moment of the year has arrived.
Rafa Cabrera, who became fourth after hole 5 On the third day, he collapses from hole 7. In those 12 holes, two double bogeys in two par 5s and four bogeys, moved him to the forty-sixth place. Without the 9th hole, his last one in the morning (triple bogey), and those two disasters, he would be in the top 10. The Memorial can be followed at Movistar 57 and on the PGA Tour.com (full results, here).