It comes as no surprise the former world no.1, John Rahm rejects the European Tour return. Jon Rahm, has joined Rory McIlroy in the possible rejection of the European Tour. With cases skyrocketing in the US, Rahm decides that it is the safest option to not attend the European Tour.
Rahm had an exciting game defending the Irish Open alongside the DP World Tour Championship this year.
Will Rahm defend the Spanish Open?
The golf star would have also featured in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, where he ended up has a runner up in the previous year. Furthermore, he will also have to defend the Spanish Open Championship because he is currently the reigning champion. Nevertheless, even with the European Tour coming closer, he could most likely remain in the United States due to safety reasons, which leads to when Rahm rejects European Tour return.
The legendary Spaniard golf pro is also likely to feature in the CJ Cup possibly happening in October. This competition could happen in Las Vegas instead of South Korea due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think this is something I will have to think about after the US Open and observe how the COVID guidelines are around the world. That is my first concern, how safe things are going and how they are to be run,” Rahm commented ahead of this week’s Northern Trust.
Safety first for John Rahm
“I can don’t know my plans yet. You know, with the rumors going around that the CJ championship [could] held on US soil, it’s thrilling for me because form the information I heard, It might happen in Vegas. I do live in Phoenix, which is just a short flight; it’s a tournament I would love to play, and it would not be a bad idea to get some FedExCup points before appearing in Maui and being already a thousand points behind.”
“Hopefully if I can, I will. But as it is now, I really can’t see myself going to Europe.
“It tough and rough when you have to fly on a public flight, having to have a trip with a mask on for more than ten hours, that idea doesn’t sound like a good one to me. Most certainly doesn’t seem healthy too, so I have no idea what [we are] going to do.
“I’m aware that I will have to be defending in Spain and another at Dubai, and talking about Dubai, it’s so far ahead. We are going to have to see how thing turns out and what will happen, I don’t know.
“But one thing that is on my thought right now, I don’t know-how is going to be possible for me to set off to Spain and see my family at Christmas. That’s my bigger thing right now.”
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