Rahm believes he did not have COVID during the Olympics

"I was not sick. I can guarantee that I did not have the coronavirus this time. I do not understand what happened," he said at the press conference prior to the Northern Trust.


Jon Rahm has doubts about the devastating positive for COVID that kept him away from the Olympic Games, in which he was one of the strongest medal options for the Spanish delegation. The Biscayan expressed them this Tuesday at the press conference prior to the Northern Trust, the first of the three tournaments that make up the FedEx Cup playoffs, which starts this Thursday at the Liberty National in New Jersey (USA).

"It was a little more difficult to digest than the Memorial one (Rahm also tested positive after the third round of this appointment, in early June, when he was leading the tournament by six strokes, and had to quit), because he did everything he did. the system says that you have to do. I tested negative on Thursday, also on Friday and on Saturday the first positive came. They did a new test that same day and apparently I tested positive again. I can't explain what happened, "he said. .

"It was very unfortunate. It hurt because I wanted to represent Spain, I wanted to get a medal. I wanted gold, but simply having been part of the Spanish medal table would have been something huge. It was more devastating in that sense. In my head it was more playing for Spain that for me. It still makes me sad, I'm not going to lie. I will have to wait another three years to, I hope, qualify. I was prepared for these Games, "lamented the Lion of Barrika.

The basis of his disbelief regarding the test result is that he was not found to be ill at any time. "I was not sick. I can guarantee that I did not have COVID this time," he said. "I had five tests done. Four were negative and one positive. The first time I had it, I showed few symptoms, but I had it. This time I had nothing," he added.

In any case, Rahmbo prefers to stay on the bright side. And that is that he will face a key quote cooler than others: "He is probably a little more rested than most rivals. It could be my advantage." It also implies that he has not competed longer than they have, but he believes his game will adjust "quickly" because of how "happy and excited" he is with the idea of hitting the ball again. His goal for the next few weeks is to "win." But he clarifies that above that is "reaching the last event, the Tour Championship, in the best possible position." And it is that the first two tournaments of the playoffs, this Northern Trust and the BMW Championship next week, are eliminating players until they reach the 30 who play the final in Atlanta. "I want to win all the tournaments, but the most important is the last one. These two weeks are more to prepare and position yourself," he said.

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