This was an extraordinary moment of live television. As CBS Sports’ Jim Nantz was wrapping up the network’s coverage of the Memorial golf tournament’s third round, saying that “tomorrow will be fun folks,” viewers could see defending champion Jon Rahm double over during a conversation with two men, visibly upset.
It turned out the news the tournament officials delivered to Rahm after the final hole was that he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had to withdraw from the event he was so close to winning again. Rahm, who is asymptomatic, was tested as part of a standard contact tracing procedure.
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Golfer Jon Rahm Learns He Is Out Of PGA Tournament He Was Leading Over Positive Covid Test On Live TV https://t.co/MbOgznbSwV
— MSN Sports (@MSNSports) June 6, 2021
Surreal TV moment as six-stroke leader Jon Rahm learns he tested positive for COVID and Jim Nantz tries to make sense of it without knowing what Rahm’s been told pic.twitter.com/WvD6LmAlxs
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 5, 2021