When he looks back at last year’s Memorial Tournament, Jon Rahm does have one bone to pick.
“Don’t give me the win, that’s fine,” he said on Tuesday. “But I am very comfortable I was going to be top 10, so at least give me a Top 10 for the career stats, not a WD.”
Rahm was referring to what went down after the third round at last year’s event. He finished Saturday with a six-shot lead but came off the course to some devastating news: He had tested positive for Covid-19 and would be forced to withdraw from the event. That WD sticks with him.
“I’ve never withdrawn from a tournament as a pro once I started, and I hate that,” he said. Then he made an appeal. “So at the least the PGA Tour, if they are listening, just give me the Top 10, you know. I think I would have shot 85 [or better] that day.”