MEMPHIS: World Number 1 Jon Rahm (Photo) from Spain withdrew from this summer’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis.
The 26-year-old defending US Open champion had previously pledged to play in the tournament Aug. 5-8, but his agent confirmed his withdrawal on Tuesday in a text message to The Commercial Appeal.
Rahm is expected to represent Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics next week. Golf competition in Japan ends five days before the start of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind.
Rahm finished tied for third on Sunday at the Open Championship, making him the only golfer to finish in the top 10 at each of the season’s four majors.
With Rahm retiring, Dustin Johnson (No 2) and Brooks Koepka (No 7) are the only current top 10 golfers who have entered the WGC event in Memphis. – Reuters