Jon Rahm Withdraws from US Open: To Say I'm Disappointed Is a Massive Understatement

The Spaniard admitted to being disappointed by the way events unfolded, as he had hoped to compete in this Major and try to make it to the end.

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Jon Rahm Withdraws from US Open: To Say I'm Disappointed Is a Massive Understatement
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Jon Rahm has decided to withdraw from the US Open due to an injury that has been bothering him in recent days. The brilliant Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the LIV Golf Houston a few days ago due to an injury. The profile of the Legion XIII team on X, whose captain is Rahm, confirmed that Rahm withdrew from Houston due to an infection in his left leg. 

Jon Rahm, who led the way on the PGA Tour last year before opting for LIV Golf as the next destination, causing the anger of fans, appeared at the US Open press conference and revealed that with the consent of doctors and after discussing with them, he decided that the best option was to withdraw from the US Open Championship. 

Although this decision was difficult for him, Rahm wants to choose what is best for him, aware that by continuing to play, he could worsen his condition and create even more problems.

“After consulting with numerous doctors and my team, I have decided it is best for my long term health, to withdraw from this week’s US Open Championship.“- Jon Rahm said, as quoted by Golf Monthly.

The Spaniard admitted to being disappointed by the way events unfolded, as he had hoped to compete in this Major and try to make it to the end. Unfortunately, his story had to come to an end, and Rahm has nothing else to do but accept things as they are. The Spaniard did not forget to thank everyone involved in organizing this tournament, hoping that it would be another successful event. The 29-year-old's hopes are to return to the golf course as soon as possible and get back into the right rhythm.

“To say I’m disappointed is a massive understatement! I wish all my peers the best of luck and want to thank all of the USGA staff, volunteers and community of Pinehurst for hosting and putting on what I’m sure will be an amazing championship! Hopefully I’ll be back in action sooner than later.”- he said.

The Spaniard had trouble understanding the name of his problem, but they made certain assumptions.

Jon Rahm explained that he was dealing with what could be described as a skin lesion, situated between his pinky toe and the next toe. He wasn't sure how it happened, but it became infected, causing significant pain. Despite receiving a shot to numb the area on Saturday morning, the pain persisted, making it difficult to continue playing after just two holes.

The 29-year-old golfer doesn't want to find himself in the same situation again, aware that playing under pain is very challenging. Primarily, no one wants to endure pain or deliver less than their best due to the discomfort they feel. The situation would likely be identical at the US Open. The best thing he could do was withdraw from the Major and take a recovery period to return to the golf course in the best shape possible.

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Jon Rahm emphasized that the infection was the main cause for concern, noting that it is now under control, but that part of the body is still swollen and painful. The Spaniard confirmed that this is why he walks in a shoe and a flip-flop, intending to keep that area dry in hopes of a faster recovery. He is trying to do everything in his power to expedite the healing process. Rahm trusts in the body's ability to adapt and its potential for rapid healing. The Spaniard is eager to return to the golf course as soon as possible and embark on new adventures.

Jon Rahm won the US Open in 2021

Jon Rahm managed to win this competition back in 2021, playing on the South Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, San Diego, California. He secured victory by making birdies on the final two holes, becoming the first U.S. Open champion from Spain and claiming his first major championship. 

Louis Oosthuizen closely trailed him, waiting for an opportunity, but ultimately, Jon Rahm succeeded in defeating his opponent, finishing one shot ahead of him. 

At that moment, Rahm showed to the world how talented he is and his potential for greatness in golf. The Spaniard had hoped to demonstrate his abilities again this year and potentially secure another victory at the US Open. However, unfortunately, his story had to end before the tournament even began. 

We have no doubt that Rahm will have plenty of opportunities in the future to claim another trophy at the US Open. For now, he must focus on recovery and the obligations ahead. We will be closely following another edition of the US Open, hoping for an exciting tournament and thrilling finale.

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