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Why did Jon Rahm withdraw from US Open 2024? Golfer's past tournaments explored

Published at :June 13, 2024 at 5:23 PM
Modified at :June 13, 2024 at 5:23 PM
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Manjit Verma

US Open 2024 will continue without Jon Rahm, with Jackson Super.

Jon Rahm, a two-time major champion, has withdrawn from the US Open 2024 Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 due to a lingering foot infection. The infection, which had caused him to withdraw from a LIV Golf event in Houston the previous week, raised concerns about its potential impact on his overall game and long-term health.

Rahm, who had been scheduled to make his ninth appearance in the US Open, announced his decision on social media, stating that he had consulted with numerous doctors and his team, and it was best for his long-term health to withdraw from the competition. He expressed his disappointment and appreciation for the USGA staff, volunteers, and the community of Pinehurst for hosting the event.

The infection, located between his fourth and fifth toes on his left foot, had been causing significant pain and swelling. Rahm had attempted to manage the condition by wearing a shoe and a flip-flop, but ultimately decided it was not feasible to compete at the high level required for the US Open.

Rahm’s withdrawal also marks the end of his longest active made-cut streak in majors, which had stood at 18 events since the 2019 PGA Championship. He had been dealing with the infection since the LIV Golf event in Houston, where he withdrew during the second round. Despite his struggles with the injury, Rahm had expressed optimism about his chances of playing in the US Open, but ultimately decided it was best to prioritize his long-term health.

The US Open will continue without Rahm, with Jackson Super, a 24-year-old golfer from Tampa, Florida, taking his place in the field. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday, with live coverage available on Sky Sports and streaming on NOW.

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US Open 2024 Championship schedule

The 124th US Open Championship is set to take place at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, from June 13 to 16. The prestigious tournament promises excitement and intrigue as the world’s top golfers compete for the coveted title.

Scottie Scheffler, the current world No. 1, is the heavy favourite to win, with odds of +300. Scheffler has been dominating the tour this season, winning five of his last eight starts, including a major. He is joined by other top contenders such as Xander Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, and Collin Morikawa, who are all vying for their second major victories of the year.

The US Open 2024 Championship will feature a field of professional golfers competing for a total purse of $20 million. The prize money for the 2024 US Open is distributed among the top finishers as follows:

  • Winner: $3,927,084.00 (19.6% of the total purse)
  • Runner-up: $2,160,000.00
  • Third place: $1,702,705.00

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