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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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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

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,

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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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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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