the spanish golfer jon rahm he retired “for sickness” this Friday at The Players, a prestigious PGA event considered the fifth ‘major’, as announced by the organization shortly before the start of the second day at Ponte Vedra Beach (Florida).
Rahm, world number one, did not jump onto the American tour with his two world-ranked chasers, Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, as scheduled. The Basque golfer had started the tournament on Thursday with a card 71 hits.
The one from Barrika could not continue the assault on one of the most mythical tournaments of the Circuit, favorite as three times champion this season, in the absence of knowing more details about that “disease”. Now, both Scheffler and McIlroy can take the world number one from Barrika, the trio has been fighting since July 2021.
On February 19, rahm He conquered the PGA Genesis Invitational, his third win in just a month and a half (Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and The American Express), to regain the world throne he had last held in March 2022.