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    05 Jun '21 22:46
    Today at the Memorial Tournament (Jack Nicklaus' tournament), John Rahm walked off the 18th green with a 6 shot lead after shooting 8-under par 64, only to be advised that he has tested positive for COVID.
    He has withdrawn from the tournament.
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    05 Jun '21 23:271 edit
    @mghrn55 said
    Today at the Memorial Tournament (Jack Nicklaus' tournament), John Rahm walked off the 18th green with a 6 shot lead after shooting 8-under par 64, only to be advised that he has tested positive for COVID.
    He has withdrawn from the tournament.
    That post was incomplete and rather misleading. (His name is 'Jon', not 'John'. )
    He did NOT VOLUNTARILY withdraw from the tournament.

    https://www.espn.com/golf/story/_/id/31573312/jon-rahm-forced-withdraw-memorial-tournament-6-shot-lead-positive-covid-19-test

    "Jon Rahm forced to withdraw from Memorial Tournament with 6-shot lead after positive COVID-19 test"

    "Jon Rahm, leading the Memorial Tournament by six strokes, was informed following Saturday's
    third round that he tested positive for COVID-19 and was withdrawn from the tournament."

    "According to the PGA Tour, Rahm was notified on Monday that he would be subject
    to contact tracing protocols after coming into close contact with a person who was positive for COVID-19.
    Per the PGA Tour's health and safety plan, Rahm was allowed to remain in the tournament
    with the stipulation that he would need to be tested every day and would have
    restricted access to indoor facilities.

    Rahm had tested negative every day, but his most recent test -- performed following
    the conclusion of his rain-delayed second round on Saturday morning and before
    the start of his third round in the afternoon -- returned a positive result at 4:20 p.m.
    local time, while he was still on the course. A PGA Tour medical advisor requested a
    confirmatory test on the original sample, which came back positive at 6:05 p.m.,
    just as Rahm was finishing his third round."