Defending champion Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw from the US PGA Memorial tournament following a positive Covid-19 test on Saturday (Sunday AEST) after having seized a six-stroke lead with a stunning third round at Muirfield Village.
Rahm had tested negative for four consecutive days only to return a positive test from a sample collected Saturday morning, after he made an ace at the par-3 16th in concluding his darkness-halted second round with a two-shot lead.
World number three Rahm fired an impressive eight-under par 64 in Saturday’s third round, matching all-time records with an 18-under 198 score for 54 holes and a six-stroke lead at the famed Dublin, Ohio, layout.
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Instead, Rahm was withdrawn and…