By Keith Jackson
Jon Rahm looked primed for a successful defence of his title at The Memorial until he was dramatically forced out of the tournament after testing positive for Covid-19.
Rahm looked elated as he stepped off the 18th green at Muirfield Village following a six-birdie, back-nine 30 which propelled him into a commanding six-shot lead, but his joy turned to despair when a PGA Tour official informed him he would be withdrawn from the event.
The devastating turn of events denies Rahm the chance to become the first player since Tiger Woods 20 years ago to win back-to-back at “Jack’s place”, and leaves Patrick Cantlay and Collin Morikawa as joint-leaders heading into the final round.
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