DUBLIN, Ohio – Brendan Grace was the solely one that watched Saturday’s surreal scene at the Memorial with even a distant understanding of what Jon Rahm was going by means of.
Rahm was pressured to withdraw from the Memorial after testing constructive for COVID-19. He had a six-stroke lead and had tied the 54-hole scoring file with an 18-under complete.
Grace wasn’t main however he was tied for second place final fall at the Barracuda Championship when he examined constructive for COVID-19 and was pressured to withdraw.
“It’s not nice, but you know the wheel turns. He’s going to come back, he’ll probably come back at the U.S. Open wanting it even more. Maybe it’s a good thing,” Grace stated following the ultimate round of the Memorial, the place he completed in fourth place.
Rahm’s constructive take a look at got here in consequence of contact tracing which had pressured the Spaniard to take a look at each day this week, whereas Grace was feeling “tired” after the second round and was examined earlier than the third round. The South African additionally wasn’t in the lead however the withdrawal did have penalties.
“I was second when I withdrew. For him it was a little different story. I think top-5 player in the world. For me it was trying to keep my card last year after COVID. It’s one of those things it’s such a tough situation to be in and it’s such an unlucky break,” Grace stated. “I know he’ll be back.”