Memorial Tournament leader Jon Rahm withdraws due to COVID-19 originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Jon Rahm was forced to withdraw from the 2021 Memorial Tournament after testing positive for COVID-19, the PGA announced Saturday.
Rahm, who had built a six-stroke lead through three rounds, was being tested daily after coming in close contact with someone who was COVID-19 positive.
The defending tournament champion was informed of his positive test after a dazzling performance Saturday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.
While finishing his rain-delayed Round 2 in the morning, Rahm aced No. 16 to move into first and held a two-stroke through 36 holes.
He then shot an 8-under 64 in the third round to increase his lead to six strokes and tie a 54-hole tournament record at 18-under.
But following Rahm's withdrawal, Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay will enter the final round tied atop the leaderboard at 12-under. Cantlay won the tournament two years ago.
Scottie Scheffler and Branden Grace are tied for third at 9-under.
You can check out the complete leaderboard here.