Jon Rahm, the world’s No. 1 golfer, has had to withdraw from the 2023 Players Championship on Friday due to a stomach illness. The 28-year-old Spaniard was set to tee off at 12:56 p.m. with fellow top-ranked players Scottie Scheffler and Rory Mcllroy but is now feeling better and will join fellow top players Scottie Scheffler and Phil Mickelson instead at TPC Scottsdale in Arizona. Jon Rahm has withdrawn from @THEPLAYERSChamp due to illness.
On Friday morning, Jon Rahm, the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, withdrew from the 2023 Players Championship due to a stomach illness.
At 12:56 p.m., the 28-year-old Spaniard will take to the course alongside fellow top-ranked players Scottie Scheffler and Rory Mcllroy for their round of golf at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Scotland.
With Rahm’s withdrawal after shooting 71 in the opening round on Thursday, the No. 1 spot in the World Golf Ranking is up for grabs.
Scheffler, who shot 68 on Thursday and needs a top-five finish to overtake Rahm at the top of the golf rankings. Mcllroy, who missed the cut by one stroke at TPC Sawgrass as of Friday afternoon, must finish in the top eight this weekend to unseat Rahm from his perch.
Max Homa is currently the only player who could surpass Rahm in the FedExCup, and that could happen if he wins the 2023 Players Championship. After round one, Homa is tied for 41st place.
The tournament will continue through Sunday, March 12. You can watch all the action on NBC, Peacock and Golf Channel.