Jon Rahm (illness) withdraws from The Players prior to second round
Jon Rahm’s Players Championship is over.
Rahm withdrew Friday prior to his second round because of an unspecified illness. Rahm had opened the tournament in 1-under 71. He was set to tee off at 12:56 p.m. ET with Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy, who will now play Round 2 as a twosome.
Rahm is coming off a T-39 finish at Bay Hill, his first finish outside the top 8 since last summer’s Tour Championship.
The Spaniard rarely withdraws from events. He last withdrew from a tournament at the 2021 Memorial, where he was forced to pull out while leading by six after testing positive for COVID-19.