Jon rahm was he told he had COVID-19 live on TV at a PGA tournament … a tournament in which he led the field before having to retire.
The Spanish golfer – and defending Memorial Tournament champion, in which he again led on Saturday – was caught on camera being approached by PGA officials … who told him he had tested positive for the virus, which means that he would have to leave the premises and the game completely.
It was such a weird moment, as there were cameras all around the course… and they captured the exact moment he learned about it, which made him look defeated. Rahm covered his face then crouched down in disappointment – before being taken away.
The interaction was filmed from at least two different angles … and the second was picked up by audio as well. You can hear Rahm say something that sounds like “Not yet” … apparently suggesting that he has been through this before during the pandemic.
CBS presenters covering it live struggled to understand what had just happened, but they knew bad news had just come. As Rahm made his way inside … his team fended off photographers who attempted to follow him, presumably for privacy reasons.
Big disappointment for the guy. Before the COVID advisory, he was six strong moves ahead of everyone else. Now it will be completely wiped out of the game … and probably until it turns negative again.
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