Jon Rahm withdraws from Players Championship due to illness

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH in Fla. — World No. 1 golfer Jon RahmAccording to the PGA Tour, he withdrew from Fridays Players Championship due to a stomach illness.

Rahm, a Spaniar, scored a 1-under-71 in the first round of Thursdays tournament. He was due to play with Rory McIlroyAnd Scottie SchefflerThe second consecutive day. The marquee group was to tee-off at 12:56 p.m. ET on Friday.

Rahm is the hottest player on the planet. He has won five times in his nine previous international starts, including three times at the PGA Tour Sentry Tournament of Champions, American Express, and the Genesis.

Rahm appeared to be on his way to four victories since January, when he took the first-round lead with an 7-under 65 at last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational. However, he scored a 4-over score of 76 on Saturday and tied for 39th Sunday. He was unable to finish in the top 10 in worldwide starts, his longest streak since July when he tied for 55th at Genesis Scottish Open.

Scheffler is No. Scheffler, ranked No. 2. in the world is likely to regain the No. If he plays well this weekend, he will regain the No. 1 spot in Official World Golf Ranking. He would regain the No. According to the OWGR, he would regain the No. He finished tied for fifth with a 4-under 68 in round one.

According to the OWGR McIlroy and Scheffler would move up to No. Sundays victory would make McIlroy or Scheffler No. 1. McIlroy was 4 over at the end of the first round, and was in danger to miss the cut.

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