• Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.

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PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 12:53 PM IST

World number one Jon Rahm withdrew from the Olympics on Sunday after testing positive for Covid-19 for the second time in two months, the Spanish Olympic Committee confirmed.

Rahm, who stormed to victory at the US Open in June, returned a positive sample after undergoing mandatory testing following his recent participation in the British Open.

In early June, the 26-year-old Spaniard was forced to withdraw from the PGA Tour’s Memorial Tournament after taking a six-shot lead after the third round after testing positive for Covid-19.