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Jun 11, 2024 6:03 pm

Jon Rahm withdraws from U.S. Open due to foot injury

Jon Rahm

Former champion Jon Rahm withdrew from the U.S. Open on Tuesday in Pinehurst, N.C., because of a foot injury.

“After consulting with numerous doctors and my team, I have decided it is best for my long term health, to withdraw from this weeks US Open Championship,” Rahm wrote on his X account. “To say I’m disappointed is a massive understatement! I wish all my peers the best of luck and want to thank all of the USGA staff, volunteers and community of Pinehurst for hosting and putting on what I’m sure will be an amazing championship! Hopefully I’ll be back in action sooner than later!”

Rahm, 29, spoke earlier Tuesday at a press conference at Pinehurst No. 2 about preparing to play through pain following remnants of an infection between two toes.

“Oh, it’s a concern. It’s doing better,” Rahm said. “It’s doing better. But definitely still in pain.”

Rahm, who won the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines as well as the 2023 Masters, was scheduled to begin play Thursday in his ninth U.S. Open.

The Spaniard said earlier Tuesday that he had received a numbing injection last Saturday when he withdrew during the second round of LIV Golf Houston because of the injury. Rahm said he hoped to be competitive this week.

“Anytime I tee it up, I feel like I have a good chance,” said Rahm, revealing that he hadn’t tested the foot on the course this week and would be cautious not to tax the injury before Thursday.

Instead, Jackson Suber, 24, of Tampa, Fla., will replace Rahm in the 156-player field. Suber was the first alternate from the final qualifier in Rockville, Md., after rounds of 70-65 at Woodmont Country Club’s North Course on June 3.

Suber will make his U.S. Open debut. He has two top-10 finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour this season.

–Field Level Media

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