John Rahm

2021 Memorial Tournament: Leader Jon Rahm Withdraws After Positive COVID-19 Test

Memorial Tournament leader Jon Rahm withdraws due to COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw from the 2021 Memorial Tournament after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA announced Saturday. 

Rahm, who had built a six-stroke lead through three rounds, was being tested daily after coming in close contact with someone who was COVID-19 positive.

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The defending tournament champion was informed of his positive test after a dazzling performance Saturday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.

While finishing his rain-delayed Round 2 in the morning, Rahm aced No. 16 to move into first and held a two-stroke through 36 holes.

He then shot an 8-under 64 in the third round to increase his lead to six strokes and tie a 54-hole tournament record at 18-under.

But following Rahm's withdrawal, Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay will enter the final round tied atop the leaderboard at 12-under. Cantlay won the tournament two years ago.

Scottie Scheffler and Branden Grace are tied for third at 9-under.

You can check out the complete leaderboard here.

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