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Jon Rahm Forced to WD From Memorial Tournament After a Positive COVID-19 Test


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18 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I just wonder if any lawyers will be chatting to Jon in the coming days.

He likely has no claim. Federal guidance has already provided that private employers can require you to get a vaccine from contagious disease; they can require to get tested for it as well. Because he tested positive, he has no one to blame but himself. 
 

Moreover, the argument that I think you’re getting at with regards to testing requirements and Jon being treated differently as a non-vaccinated person v. those who are vaccinated, likely will fail as well. The Tour can set its own policy in the interest of the health and safety of its players and its fans. Indeed, such policies are in accordance with CDC guidelines and courts will give great deference to that agency, even assuming Jon had a cause of action—to which I don’t think he has to begin with. 

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27 minutes ago, David in FL said:

I do wonder if anybody will question the disparity in the tracking/testing protocol between those who are vaccinated and those who are not.  

It makes sense to me to test those who are more likely to pose a danger to others, while not testing those whose vaccination choice makes them much less likely to pose a danger.  And as @phillyk says, the PGA Tour is doing their best to follow the CDC guidelines.  The players agree to it, its not like a lawyer SHOULD be able to build a case.  It would be like a player hiring a lawyer saying he shouldn't have been DQ for not signing his scorecard. 

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If I were constantly being tested and I could bypass that by getting vaccinated, I would do that just so I don't have to deal with the hassle of getting a swab up my nose (assuming that's the test used for PGA Tour players) every so often. I heard on the NLU podcast he got tested a lot during the tournament, something like every day he was there, or some similar rate. Plus the separate areas and all the other inconveniences.

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1 hour ago, David in FL said:

 I just wonder if any lawyers will be chatting to Jon in the coming days.

 

100% no. You're behaving if there's been some kind of discrimination!

Not to mention the fact that Rahm accepted the situation gracefully.

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44 minutes ago, Shorty said:

100% no. You're behaving if there's been some kind of discrimination!

Well, it is discrimination (treating one differently than another), but it’s permissible discrimination. See above. 

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2 hours ago, David in FL said:

I just wonder if any lawyers will be chatting to Jon in the coming days.

AhahahahahahahahAhahahahah…

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5 hours ago, nevets88 said:

If I were constantly being tested and I could bypass that by getting vaccinated, I would do that just so I don't have to deal with the hassle of getting a swab up my nose (assuming that's the test used for PGA Tour players) every so often. I heard on the NLU podcast he got tested a lot during the tournament, something like every day he was there, or some similar rate. Plus the separate areas and all the other inconveniences.

Yeah after finding out what the process was for the un-vaxxed players, I dont know anyone but the most fringe of the Trumpets on Tour wouldnt just get the vaccine.

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5 hours ago, cutchemist42 said:

Yeah after finding out what the process was for the un-vaxxed players, I dont know anyone but the most fringe of the Trumpets on Tour wouldnt just get the vaccine.

No political comments please.

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On 6/7/2021 at 1:21 PM, David in FL said:

We know that someone vaccinated can still contract and pass along the virus.  I wonder why they would only choose to apply that protocol to one group, but not another.  

The odds are really low. It is not zero, just like the vaccine is not 100% effective. Its enough the PGA tour is willing to say no testing required for those who get vaccinated. Which I think is fair with what we know. 

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1 hour ago, jxdama said:

To no surprise  of anyone he  is  perfectly  fine and  could  have  played  before.

That’s not the point.

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It is insane this is still being talked about. I read that people are saying he was the winner. Crazy!

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@Vinsk Higgo came from six back to win the next week. Does Chesson get the asterisk or does Higgo?

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20 minutes ago, iacas said:

@Vinsk Higgo came from six back to win the next week. Does Chesson get the asterisk or does Higgo?

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Not the same thing at all. Chesson played. He got his chance. Rahm didn’t.  And let’s be honest…Hadley ain’t Rahm….😉

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On 6/12/2021 at 9:17 PM, saevel25 said:

The odds are really low. It is not zero, just like the vaccine is not 100% effective. Its enough the PGA tour is willing to say no testing required for those who get vaccinated. Which I think is fair with what we know. 

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On 6/13/2021 at 12:46 AM, jmanbooyaa said:

It is insane this is still being talked about. I read that people are saying he was the winner. Crazy!

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2 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Not the same thing at all. Chesson played. He got his chance. Rahm didn’t.  And let’s be honest…Hadley ain’t Rahm….😉

Rahm isn’t Arnie and Arnie lost a six shot lead with six to go in the US Open.

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Again…you guys are really missing the point. I never said Rahm was a lock. But to ignore that Rahm had a six shot lead AND DIDN'T EVEN PLAY the final round is ridiculous.

Norman blew a six shot lead. Palmer blew a six shot. But FFS…they PLAYED. 

Here’s you guys’ logic:

The fact that players with a six shot lead have lost the tournament means that Cantlay had no advantage having Rahm WD. Yeah ok.

So what about all the times a player with the lead DID win? Huh? Nothing?

Starting the last round six shots back is no worse than starting tied for the lead. Yeah. Got it.🙄

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1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

The fact that players with a six shot lead have lost the tournament means that Cantlay had no advantage having Rahm WD. Yeah ok.

No, that’s not what I’m saying.

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