Golfer Jon Rahm, 26, was forced to withdraw with a 6-stroke lead during Saturday’s third round of the Memorial Tournament after he tested positive for Covid-19.
Rahm is 26 years old and is 100% asymptomatic playing an outdoor sport, but he was forced out of the tournament and sent into a 10-day quarantine.
Jon Rahm was subject to contact-tracing protocols because he had come into contact with someone who tested positive for Covid, Golf.com reported.
“Rahm was given the option to remain in the competition and enter our tracing protocol, which includes daily testing and restricted access to indoor facilities.”
Rahm tested positive on Saturday so he’s out and cannot play on Sunday.
“So the CDC’s protocol regarding asymptomatic positives is that they can get — if they can get two negative PCR test results spaced a minimum of 24 hours apart, then they can come out of isolation early,” Andy Levinson, the Tour’s senior vice president of