Jon Rahm Withdraws from LIV Golf Houston Event Due to Injury, U.S. Open Status in Jeopardy!

Houston, Texas – Former Masters champion Jon Rahm’s participation in the upcoming U.S. Open is uncertain after withdrawing from LIV Golf’s Houston event due to a foot injury during the second round on Saturday.

The Spaniard’s exit from the Houston tournament came after LIV Golf officials disclosed that Rahm was struggling with a foot injury that was visibly causing him discomfort on the course. Cameras captured Rahm grimacing in pain after hitting a tee shot at the seventh hole on Friday.

Reports from the Golf Channel website indicate that Rahm had to pull out of the Houston event due to a left-foot infection. This setback raises doubts about his readiness for the U.S. Open, scheduled to take place at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina from June 13-16.

Despite Rahm’s impressive record at last year’s majors, including a Masters victory at Augusta National, his performance has been inconsistent since joining LIV Golf in December. His recent results include a 45th place finish at this year’s Masters and a missed cut at the PGA Championship.

Rahm, who clinched his first major title at the 2021 U.S. Open and finished in 10th place in the same event last year, has a history of strong showings in prestigious tournaments. However, his current injury may hinder his ability to compete at his usual level in the upcoming U.S. Open.

The golfer is expected to address the media at a press conference on Tuesday before the start of the U.S. Open, where he will shed light on his injury status and potential participation in the tournament. Golf enthusiasts eagerly await Rahm’s updates as they speculate on his chances of competing in the prestigious event.