PGA TOUR Statement on Jon Rahm
On the evening of Monday, May 31, the PGA Tour notified Jon. Rahm said he had to comply with follow-up measures. because he had close contact with a person infected with COVID-19 As per TOUR Rahm’s COVID Health and Safety Plan, we are given the option to stay competitive and enter our tracking protocol. This includes daily testing and limited access to indoor facilities. Rahm remains symptom-free.
Rahm tested negative every day. But his latest test This is done after the end of the second round (delayed rain) and before the start of the third round. It came back positive around 4:20 p.m. ET while Rahm was on the golf course. PGA TOUR̵7;s medical advisors requested a confirmation test on the original sample. which returned at 6:05 p.m. ET and was positive as well.
The PGA TOUR’s medical advisor notified Rahm as soon as his round was over. And under TOUR regulations he will be withdrawn from the competition. Rahm is now in quarantine. And according to CDC guidelines, he is required to stay isolated until Tuesday, June 15.
Although this is an incredibly unfortunate situation, in 50 events since the return of golf on the PGA Tour, With only four positive tests, Rahm was the first case without positive symptoms as part of the TOUR routine, a contact tracking protocol.