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Jon Rahm Forced To Withdraw From Memorial Tournament After Testing Positive

Jon Rahm with a bad shot at The Masters.

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 14: Jon Rahm of Spain reacts to a shot on the second hole during the third round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on November 14, 2020 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon, star golfer Jon Rahm put together a masterful performance at the Memorial Tournament to take a six-shot lead into the final round.

Unfortunately for Rahm, he won't be winning the tournament this weekend. Just moments after he stepped off the course, the Spanish superstar learned some news that had him bent over in disbelief.

After a few minutes of confusion, CBS golf analyst Dottie Pepper confirmed that Rahm learned he tested positive for COVID-19. As a result of the positive diagnosis he will not be able to play the final round.

It's truly devastating news for Rahm, who was in complete control of the tournament heading into the final day of competition.

Rahm started the tournament with a three-under, 69 before finding his groove over the past two days. He fired a seven-under, 65 on Friday before besting that with an eight-under, 64 on Saturday.

After three tremendous rounds, Rahm set a tournament record at 18-under through the first three rounds. He held a six-shot lead over Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay heading into the fourth and final round on Sunday.

He was hoping to have back-to-back Memorial wins. Instead, he'll likely have to watch the final day of competition from his couch.