Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw from the Memorial tournament with a 6 shot lead…

Jon Rahm was tested positive for corona virus while on the golf course during the 3rd round of the Memorial tournament this past weekend. Usually, this wouldn’t be a big deal…the player would just go and leave the tournament without any second thoughts. This week was different because Rahm had a 6 stroke lead on the field and pretty much had the tournament wrapped up heading into the final round. Rahm won the Memorial tournament last year so he’s very comfortable on the golf course they were playing at (Muirfield Village). So, how did Rahm respond to being withdrawn from a tournament that he was all but certain to win? Extremely classy would be the answer to that question. Rahm tweeted

which was refreshing to see because he could’ve easily handled this situation in a malicious way. I will definitely be rooting for Rahm in the future because of the way he handled this scenario. He was basically forced to give away $1.6 million and a PGA Tour victory. He couldn’t of handled it any better. Anybody would have been upset with having to be withdrawn from a tournament that they are leading by a wide margin. Patrick Cantlay went on to win the tournament at -13 and defeated Collin Morikawa in a playoff.

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