Bad luck is preying with Jon Rahm in 2021, despite the fact that the conquest of US Open makes the year the best of his career in professional terms. However, we will always have the thorn of knowing how far Barrika’s could have come if the coronavirus had not gotten in his way twice in less than two months. The golfer, one of the great hopes for a medal of Spain in the Olympic Games, He had to cancel his registration due to an inopportune positive for Covid-19 prior to the Olympic competition, a story that repeats itself after what happened at the Memorial.
So in June Rahm marched leader with several strokes of advantage over his pursuers in the prestigious tournament of the PGA, in which he defended the title. After a spectacular performance on the ‘moving day’ of the Dublin, Ohio course, with 8 under par on the day (64), the Basque golfer settled into the first position with six strokes of advantage. He had holed a hole-in-one for -18 on the total scorecard. Everything perfect, but the coronavirus would get in the way on their way.
Rahm, asymptomatic, He had tested negative in all the tests he underwent within an exhaustive process for being close contact of an infected person. However, a positive was communicated to him after the day on Saturday, assuming his immediate abandonment of the tournament and victory, practically tied.
The unlucky quota seemed full for Barrika, who less than two months later relived the nightmare of the covid and the inopportune infections in their own flesh. «The golfer Jon Rahm has tested positive for Covid-19, hence will not attend the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The positive has been detected when undergoing a third consecutive PCR test, mandatory for all those who have recently been to the United Kingdom, as is your case, since The Open has just played, “read the statement issued by the COE, announcing Jon’s forced retirement from the Games.