Rahm Withdraws from Players Championship

World number one Jon Rahm has withdrawn from The Players Championship due to illness, the PGA Tour announced on Friday afternoon. 

Rahm fired an opening round 71 before withdrawing prior to his Friday afternoon tee time with Rory McIlroy and Scottie Scheffler. 

Jon Rahm

McIlroy and Scheffler will play as a twosome for the day. 

Rahm entered the Players Championship as the hottest player on Tour, winning three times already in 2023. 

He put together ten straight tournaments with no worse than a top ten finish before last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he finished 39th. 

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