Jon Rahm Cleared For U.S. Open

The last time we saw Jon Rahm, he was sitting pretty atop the Memorial Tournament leaderboard, taking a six-shot lead into the final round. That is until he was notified that he tested positive for COVID-19 and had to withdraw from the tournament.

However, Rahm confirmed that he has met the testing requirements of two negative COVID-19 tests in a 24 hour period and will play in the U.S. Open next weekend.

The Memorial Tournament could have been Rahm’s first victory of the year. His best finish was T-2 at the Zozo Championship at Sherwood, one of his 10 top-1o finishes this tour season. Those results have been good enough to propel Rahm to 18th in the FedEx Cup Standings and third in the Official World Golf Ranking. Rahm has yet to win a major championship, with his best finish being a T-3 at the 2019 U.S. Open.

The betting market seems to think that Rahm snaps his major drought next weekend. FanDuel Sportsbook has Rahm as the odds-on favorite to win the U.S. Open at +900. He’s followed closely by Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, and Dustin Johnson, all priced at +1200.