Jump to content
IGNORED

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


Recommended Posts

(edited)
32 minutes ago, iacas said:

What?! No. It’s a f***ing sport with rules.

That’s one of the dumbest things I’ve seen.

It was pretty dumb.
 

The Tour is just following protocol.

They’re talking about it on Golf Central right now. I guess the plan is to interview anyone that Rahm had contact with.
He received his first vaccination on site this week. So it’s kind of ironic. That he would test positive when he got vaccinated.

I guess he was informed on Monday that he was in the contact tracing protocol and had to test daily to clear him. 
 

As you said Erik, if you have a sport, it has rules, and you have to follow those rules.

 

Edited by onthehunt526
Autocorrect is annoying as hell :((
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 119
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

The whole reason behind golf starting when it did (and way before other sports) was adhering to CDC/federal guidelines.  The tour and players all agreed to it.  Doesn’t matter how anyone feels.  There

How  is  he  going to infect someone  if  he  plays  by  himself? And lets  be  honest  here. 600k isnt a  legitimate  number. Died with and  of are  2 totally  different things. And again, we  have a

I’ve had two friends die from COVID in the last month. So I find your opinion disturbing. Rahm had his chance to get vaccinated and chose to delay. I have no sympathy for his WD. I’ve know quite

Posted Images

(edited)
4 hours ago, colin007 said:

I think he's been vaxxed

Also, is there a reason he couldn't play alone?

I'd love to know why you think he's been vaccinated. It's pretty clear that he hasn't. Remember, a lot of these golfers (sorry, independent contractors) are very big on "individual freedoms" and I am now very glad that Rahm is being penalised for being one of those who is unwilling to set or follow the example of others. At first I felt bad for him. Hopefully it's a bit of karma for Nicklaus who claims to have been cured of the exaggerated virus very easily with hydroxychloroquine. 

 

1089454294_ScreenShot2021-06-06at2_47_52pm.png.46cd654d7fad183edf4f9a79cefe0262.png

 

It's one of those situations in life where you discover unpleasant truths about people. Get vaccinated. 

Edited by Shorty
Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Shorty said:

I'd love to know why you think he's been vaccinated. It's pretty clear that he hasn't. Remember, a lot of these golfers (sorry, independent contractors) are very big on "individual freedoms" and I am now very glad that Rahm is being penalised for being one of those who is unwilling to set or follow the example of others. At first I felt bad for him. Hopefully it's a bit of karma for Nicklaus who claims to have been cured of the exaggerated virus very easily with hydroxychloroquine. 

I don't disagree with you about the idea of getting the vaccine is a good idea.

At the same time, piling on Rahm is something I find distasteful. It's a decision people got to make for themselves. I got no idea why he decided not to get it. Maybe he's paying the price now.

We as people have to make our decisions and live with the consequences.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 minute ago, mcanadiens said:

 

We as people have to make our decisions and live with the consequences.

I don't want to be a consequence of someone's ignorance and selfishness. We also have to make decisions based on scientific reality and protect our loved ones and people we've never met. Rahm has a wife and young child. I'm a big fan of Rahm and am horrified to hear that he wasn't vaccinated. Problem is, people like Rahm don't seem to appreciate that Nicklaus was a fantastic golfer and a good golf course architect, but his example in some other aspects of life is not one that everyone would recommend. Being a Covid skeptic is a bad look for someone with his influence. I hope that the many other unvaccinated professional golfers may now get vaccinated because they might feel it in the hip pocket if they don't. That might motivate them where other methods have failed.

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Shorty said:

I don't want to be a consequence of someone's ignorance and selfishness. We also have to make decisions based on scientific reality and protect our loved ones and people we've never met. Rahm has a wife and young child. I'm a big fan of Rahm and am horrified to hear that he wasn't vaccinated. Problem is, people like Rahm don't seem to appreciate that Nicklaus was a fantastic golfer and a good golf course architect, but his example in some other aspects of life is not one that everyone would recommend. Being a Covid skeptic is a bad look for someone with his influence. I hope that the many other unvaccinated professional golfers may now get vaccinated because they might feel it in the hip pocket if they don't. That might motivate them where other methods have failed.

Other than those with undue political influence, which I see too often in my home country, it boils down to faith in "scientific reality". With 100% faith in what these vaccine manufactures have produced, it is an easy answer. Not everyone has that faith.

I got no idea where Rahm was in this decision of his. I tend to think Nicklaus had nothing to do with it.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

(edited)
22 minutes ago, mcanadiens said:

Other than those with undue political influence, which I see too often in my home country, it boils down to faith in "scientific reality". With 100% faith in what these vaccine manufactures have produced, it is an easy answer. Not everyone has that faith.

I got no idea where Rahm was in this decision of his. I tend to think Nicklaus had nothing to do with it.

Some people with no scientific background have no faith in the notion of the earth being spherical either.  Their lack of faith is inconsequential to the reality of the situation.

On what basis does an average Joe question what the manufacturers have produced? No "faith"? Meaning a belief in something that there is no scientific or rational basis for. Sorry, I think I'm in the camp of the scientists.

Without straying into the grey area of political discussion, I would think that a lot of pro golfers follow the example of a lot of people that perhaps you or I wouldn't.

Nicklaus made stupid comments about Covid and repeated lies about it. He blindly followed BS advice about hydroxychloroquine  as a way of sucking up to an uneducated portion of the community and then parroted lies about its efficacy. People listen to him and young players who revere him don't even question some things their heroes say. The things Nicklaus said at the end of last year are an absolute disgrace and he was widely and roundly pilloried for it. His response? Nothing. Double down and then not revisit the issues when a sane person would go into damage control. And I'll bet that there are less than a handful of pros who would dare call him out. And wouldn't even think there is a reason to.

Anyway . ... I am getting off topic so I'll stop now.

Edited by Shorty
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Administrator

I think you’re drastically overestimating the influence Nicklaus has on the modern Tour player. Some facts as we know them.

  • Rahm received the first dose on-site Monday. (He was probably already infected.)
  • Over 50% of PGA Tour players are vaccinated. (It can be tough since they travel so much to schedule it.)
  • Many players have demanded their caddies get vaccinated.
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

So once again, this weeks winner will be Charlie Darwin.

  • Funny 2
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

9 hours ago, Shorty said:

I'd love to know why you think he's been vaccinated. It's pretty clear that he hasn't.

When I posted, it wasn't clear. There was some conflicting info going around, and nobody not closely involved knew even that he had just gotten his first shot a few days ago. All I said was "I think," I didn't state it as fact.

Chill out.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The winner of this tournament will definitely have a large asterisk next to his name….

  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
34 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

The winner of this tournament will definitely have a large asterisk next to his name….

Nah.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Just now, iacas said:

Nah.

Come on Erik. The leader had a six shot lead. That’s significant.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
14 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Come on Erik. The leader had a six shot lead. That’s significant.

What if the leader broke his hand at night or fell down the stairs like DJ at the Masters? It happens. No asterisk.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
1 hour ago, Vinsk said:

Come on Erik. The leader had a six shot lead. That’s significant.

He broke a rule. He didn’t WD to go be with a sick wife or something.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

2 hours ago, Vinsk said:

The winner of this tournament will definitely have a large asterisk next to his name….

Meh, not any more than when a player in basketball or football goes down. They’ll still gladly take the win. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, iacas said:

He broke a rule. He didn’t WD to go be with a sick wife or something.

Doesn’t matter. A player with a six stroke lead physically capable to play isn’t playing in the final round. I don’t see him breaking a rule. An unfortunate occurrence happened where he can’t play. Six strokes is six strokes.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

It seems like many Covid restrictions and mandates / guidelines have been modified and changed across the US.
I'm not clear why the PGA protocol hasn't followed with any changes?
Clearly all other professional sports have.
IMO, I would have liked to see Rahm play on Sunday with safety measures.
Who knows...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
42 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

Doesn’t matter. A player with a six stroke lead physically capable to play isn’t playing in the final round. I don’t see him breaking a rule. An unfortunate occurrence happened where he can’t play. Six strokes is six strokes.

He isn’t physically able to play. He has COVID-19.

He could have been vaccinated months ago. Now I bet he wishes he would have been. It’s all his own fault.

His choices.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Good for you, what course are you qualifying at?  Good luck.
    • Considering how many people he comes into contact with and how often he is flying, it is unfortunate but not a total surprise. You can catch Covid-19 again even with being vaccinated and previously infected. It just means that your infection is mild.
    • Or, he understands how it transfers, and he was only around his wife for two months. He didn't need to get tested… because in getting tested, maybe he would have gone out more than he did in isolating at home, perhaps? You are making a LOT of assumptions, as you often do, @Shorty. Cool it.
    • The Club at Lac La Belle - 6.5 I wasn't a big fan of this course. It was beautiful and well-maintained, but I found parts of it to be a little contrived. It's definitely a target golf course and for someone like me who is wild off the tee, it took all the fun of strategizing out of it because the risks were just too high. I did like that there was variety in the course layout with a good mix of short/long, right/left, uphill/downhill holes. I'm not sure I'd make a trip out to this one again if I'm ever back in the area for golf, but it's less than 10 minutes away from a delicious French bakery with the best croissants I have ever had, so that bumps up the score a little  I'd go back just for the croissants. The Sandbox - 7.0 This little 17 hole par 3 course was just fun. It gave you different looks and a variety of options for play. I really liked it and tried a bunch of different things I normally wouldn't have on a regular course. A 7.0 is probably the most I'd give to a par 3 course, though. Lawsonia Links - 7.5 I really enjoyed this course. Overall I found the layout to be good. There were plenty of places to miss, but you still needed to hit good golf shots to play well. I liked the way the mounds and bunkers were designed to play with the shape of the holes visually. There were really only a couple of holes I didn't like - 13 in particular, even though I made par both times using completely different strategies. It's just bordering on too many blind shots for me, though. I'd definitely play this course again if I have the chance. Mammoth Dunes - 8.5 This course was spectacular to look at - absolutely visually stunning. The pictures don't do it justice because they fail to capture the scale of everything. The place is massive. I'll echo what the others have wrote above: it's a journey. You feel like you're not going out to play a round of golf, but rather that you're going on an adventure while hitting a golf ball on the way. I understand now how some other reviews I've read or seen describe a feeling of getting lost, or losing your bearings for a bit. I wasn't thinking about routing. I had no idea where the clubhouse was. I didn't really care about any of it because I was out in this beautiful landscape. The golf itself for me was just there. I would be perfectly happy spending an afternoon just walking the course without playing it. And that's a bit of a detriment, because at the end of the day, it is a golf course. As a golf course, I found it didn't really matter much how you played it as long as you hit decent shots. There was certainly an ideal way to play the course well, and I hit some awful shots and paid the price for them, but plenty of just okay shots I got away with because of the layout. In the end that's fine. I don't need every course I play to be a grueling test of my skills.  I'd make a return trip and play this course again. Sand Valley - 9.0 This one is a golf course first and a spectacular view second. Where Mammoth Dunes focuses on the adventure, Sand Valley focuses on the golf. It's still visually stunning, but just not quite on the grand scale that Mammoth Dunes is. And Sand Valley does not let you forget for even one second that you're out there to do one thing: to play golf. I don't remember having a single shot out there that didn't require my undivided attention. The course absolutely punished you for missing your spots. But the flip side of that coin is that it was extremely rewarding to hit good shots there. An example is #8 mentioned above - I don't think I have ever felt so pleased to hit a GW to 35' before in my life, and I might never again. The course is a challenge in the best way. It makes you want to rise up to face it. I want to go back and battle it again. I shot my best score of the week with an 87 at Lawsonia, but it's the 94 the second time playing Sand Valley that I'm most proud of. Like Mammoth Dunes above, I'd make a return trip specifically to play this course again. Bonus Stuff The facilities at Sand Valley Golf Resort were top notch. The prices at the pro shop were fair. The food and drinks were also reasonably priced and delicious. The food truck at The Sandbox had the best food in the whole complex, IMO. Lac La Belle I felt was fancy but overpriced. I bought a polo at the pro shop at Sand Valley, but a similar shirt at Lac La Belle was like 50% more expensive. The golf carts had beautiful leather seats, but I absolutely hate geo-mapping on the GPS systems. I don't know how many times it slowed me down to tell me not to drive in the fescue even though I was driving parallel to it 20 yards away. Lawsonia had an older clubhouse and it certainly had a quaint feeling to it. That's not a bad thing. I did not look to see the prices they were charging for their merchandise.
    • Every YouTube video should start with a 10- to 45-minute diagnosis to make sure the video you're about to watch applies to you. There are a LOT of reasons why someone hits a slice. YouTube videos do not start with a 45-minute "disclaimer" because nobody would get through it. They just want to stop slicing, but if the video shows a fix for something that the student doesn't do, the video is less than worthless — it may actually cause more damage. Don't watch YouTube videos unless they're just working on some fundamental things, or you're very confident that what they're going to show you actually applies to you.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Armando Araujo
      Armando Araujo
      (46 years old)
    2. chris3putt
      chris3putt
      (54 years old)
    3. CrazyHorsePete
      CrazyHorsePete
      (34 years old)
    4. DHak20
      DHak20
      (44 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...