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NFT: After Shooting a 64 Leading By 6 Strokes Rahm COVID Positive

Saos1n : 6/5/2021 6:34 pm
Is forced to withdraw

Wow!
Yeah, just  
section125 : 6/5/2021 6:41 pm : link
saw that. That blows. He's ok, but tested Pos...I guess his playing partners and caddies will be tested...

I like Rahm. This really blows.
Isn't social distancing sort of built into golf?  
NYDCBlue : 6/5/2021 7:01 pm : link
So, perhaps he has to go without a caddie. What's the big deal? Why can't he continue to play?

It is an outdoors activity.
Fuck Covid  
Bricktop : 6/5/2021 7:12 pm : link
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He wasn’t vaccinated  
jlukes : 6/5/2021 7:26 pm : link
If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks
RE: Isn't social distancing sort of built into golf?  
eric2425ny : 6/5/2021 7:35 pm : link
In comment 15280589 NYDCBlue said:
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So, perhaps he has to go without a caddie. What's the big deal? Why can't he continue to play?

It is an outdoors activity.


Agreed, total bullshit.
RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
k2tampa : 6/5/2021 7:36 pm : link
In comment 15280603 jlukes said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks


Wouldn’t be a million, but I’ll bet he’s rethinking that decision now. Just can’t understand the logic behind not getting it, especially in a sport where you get paid by performance.
RE: RE: Isn't social distancing sort of built into golf?  
John In CO : 6/5/2021 7:52 pm : link
In comment 15280609 eric2425ny said:
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So, perhaps he has to go without a caddie. What's the big deal? Why can't he continue to play?

It is an outdoors activity.



Agreed, total bullshit.


No, not bullshit. He could have easily prevented this. But he didnt. And there are consequences. Gonna cost him some money. Thems the breaks...boo effin hoo.
RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
joeinpa : 6/5/2021 7:53 pm : link
In comment 15280603 jlukes said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks


This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.

RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
christian : 6/5/2021 8:03 pm : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.


What part of that view is not objective fact?
Yeah I don’t get it  
UConn4523 : 6/5/2021 8:06 pm : link
the PGA put rules in place and he chose one of the approved options. The result of the option he chose was this. Pretty straight forward.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
Danny Kanell : 6/5/2021 8:22 pm : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.


Holy over reaction
...  
christian : 6/5/2021 8:24 pm : link
Exactly. The players can choose the extremely safe vaccine that dramatically cuts down the risk to everyone or go throw a testing protocol, and sit out for a positive, to cut down the risk to everyone.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
Ben in Tampa : 6/5/2021 8:34 pm : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.


Uh…. No.

Everything jlukes said is fact.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
Bricktop : 6/5/2021 8:35 pm : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.
Rumor is he is vaccinated  
eric2425ny : 6/5/2021 8:46 pm : link
we’ll see if that ends up being true.
RE: Rumor is he is vaccinated  
81_Great_Dane : 6/5/2021 8:52 pm : link
In comment 15280642 eric2425ny said:
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we’ll see if that ends up being true.
The vaccines are not, and do not claim to be, 100% effective at preventing infection. I think the mRNA vaccines are claiming 95% effectiveness, which means he would have a 1/20 chance of infection. 1/20 is pretty good, but it's not zero.

These vaccines do claim to be, and are, close to 100% effective at preventing severe illness. A small % of people who vaccinated will get the virus. Some of the vaccinated people who get the virus will get sick. A small % of those will get very sick. Presumably, if hundreds of millions or billions of people get the vaccine, some of those will die of Covid-19.

Guy may have been vaccinated and just had some shitty luck.
Makes no sense  
UConn4523 : 6/5/2021 9:01 pm : link
why would he go through testing protocol then, for fun?
Got his first Vaccine shot this week  
Eli Wilson : 6/5/2021 9:03 pm : link
After finding out he was exposed, so he is not vaccinated.
I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
chiro56 : 6/5/2021 9:14 pm : link
To be sick.
RE: ...  
AcidTest : 6/5/2021 9:22 pm : link
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Exactly. The players can choose the extremely safe vaccine that dramatically cuts down the risk to everyone or go throw a testing protocol, and sit out for a positive, to cut down the risk to everyone.


+1.
RE: I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
eli4life : 6/5/2021 9:26 pm : link
In comment 15280653 chiro56 said:
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To be sick.


I grew up in the you had to have physical evidence (puke,fever,etc.) to miss school. Now it’s anyone at any given time can be positive and then it’s a crap shoot on whether you’re really sick or perfectly fine
RE: RE: I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
CGiants07 : 6/5/2021 9:43 pm : link
In comment 15280663 eli4life said:
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To be sick.



I grew up in the you had to have physical evidence (puke,fever,etc.) to miss school. Now it’s anyone at any given time can be positive and then it’s a crap shoot on whether you’re really sick or perfectly fine


yea were not in a pandemic or anything
...  
christian : 6/5/2021 9:45 pm : link
Covid really continues to be like a trick SAT question, but without the trick.
Rahm cost himself WELL over a million dollars.  
BigBlueNH : 6/5/2021 9:55 pm : link
Winner's purse for this tourney is $1.67M, and with a 6-shot lead, he had that all but in the bank. If, as has been reported, he failed to get vaccinated until getting exposed earlier this week, he has no one but himself to blame. Not even the least bit sorry for him. (If he chose to get vaccinated and tested positive anyway, THEN I feel bad for him.)
someone positive for covid  
Azul Grande : 6/5/2021 10:08 pm : link
should take care to avoid being indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people who are for some reason still unvaccinated, if they are symptomatic

playing in a golf tournament (distanced, outdoors) would an extremely extremely safe activity (especially because every fan/attendee who wants to be vaccinated certainly could be by now) even if he weren’t completely asymptomatic. they should disclose that he is positive and allow anyone concerned to steer clear of being within close distance of him for an extended period of time indoors if they are unvaccinated.
The PGA policy on this had been made clear to all golfers:  
BigBlueNH : 6/5/2021 10:57 pm : link
if you are fully vaxed, you are not subject to testing even if exposed. If you decided NOT to get fully vaxed and have a potential exposure, you are subject to daily testing. If you thereafter test positive, you have to withdraw and quarantine.

Rahm and every other golfer knew this before they even stepped on the course this week. This is not something that just happened today and the PGA had to make a decision on the spot how to deal with it.
RE: someone positive for covid  
eric2425ny : 6/5/2021 11:04 pm : link
In comment 15280687 Azul Grande said:
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should take care to avoid being indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people who are for some reason still unvaccinated, if they are symptomatic

playing in a golf tournament (distanced, outdoors) would an extremely extremely safe activity (especially because every fan/attendee who wants to be vaccinated certainly could be by now) even if he weren’t completely asymptomatic. they should disclose that he is positive and allow anyone concerned to steer clear of being within close distance of him for an extended period of time indoors if they are unvaccinated.


Well said, completely agree.
RE: someone positive for covid  
Mad Mike : 6/5/2021 11:04 pm : link
In comment 15280687 Azul Grande said:
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they should disclose that he is positive and allow anyone concerned to steer clear of being within close distance of him for an extended period of time indoors if they are unvaccinated.

No, they shouldn't. They could make that the policy. But as many others in this thread have pointed out, they didn't, and Rahm and everyone else knows the policy. If someone thinks the policy doesn't make sense, so be it. But until it's changed, everyone knows the deal, and he willingly took the risk of not being able to continue playing. Unfortunately for him, that risk didn't work out. But that's the choice he made.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
sb from NYT Forum : 6/6/2021 12:36 am : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.


I don't think myopic means what you think it means, lol.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
GMen72 : 6/6/2021 4:41 am : link
In comment 15280610 k2tampa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



Wouldn’t be a million, but I’ll bet he’s rethinking that decision now. Just can’t understand the logic behind not getting it, especially in a sport where you get paid by performance.


1. 1st place finish would've been $2.2 million.

2. They said earlier, during coverage, that he was exposed to an infected person on Monday, did the right thing and let officials know, and that's why he has been subjected to daily testing. Nobody knows if he's been vaccinated...vaccinated people can still test positive.
RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
Jimmy Googs : 6/6/2021 7:09 am : link
In comment 15280615 joeinpa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.


What's the sad view here joeinpa?
RE: RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
joeinpa : 6/6/2021 7:12 am : link
In comment 15280636 Ben in Tampa said:
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.




Uh…. No.

Everything jlukes said is fact.


I understand what he stated was fact. I probably read between the lines more than I should have.

It s become a sensitive issue with me , people judging those who have chosen not to be vaccinated, I choose to be vaccinated, but understand the personal liberty of those choosing not to.

Jukes is a good poster, my apologies, read his post during a moment of irritation and overreacted.
How many non-vaccinated  
section125 : 6/6/2021 7:39 am : link
players will go out and get vaccinated now? How many athletes? Missing out on the $2 mill is rough. Missing winning Jack's Tournament means more. At his level, winning a prestigious event is more important then the money. These guys have the money (of course his caddie just lost about $200k, so that hurts.) Not getting that handshake from Jack will hurt him more than anything.

While I do agree it should be an individual's choice and in some cases medical conditions would warrant avoiding vaccination, the prudent decision is to get the vaccine.

I like Rahm. Did not speak any English before attending ASU. Now barely has an accent. He even exhorts himself in English. I love his fire.
Hope he stays asymptomatic.
RE: RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
jlukes : 6/6/2021 8:03 am : link
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



Wouldn’t be a million, but I’ll bet he’s rethinking that decision now. Just can’t understand the logic behind not getting it, especially in a sport where you get paid by performance.



1. 1st place finish would've been $2.2 million.

2. They said earlier, during coverage, that he was exposed to an infected person on Monday, did the right thing and let officials know, and that's why he has been subjected to daily testing. Nobody knows if he's been vaccinated...vaccinated people can still test positive.


Per PGA Tour policy, vaccinated players are not subject to testing, even if they were exposed to COVID. Rahm was being tested daily since being expose. Therefore, we was not vaccinated
Well, if not vaccinated Rahm appears to have made his own choices  
Jimmy Googs : 6/6/2021 8:59 am : link
and now is subject to those ramifications.

Too bad for him as he is such a great player right now. Hopefully he is able to get past this without any health issues and gets back on the course soon.

At least the tournament will be a bit more exciting to watch on Sunday as Rahm was likely heading towards an easy win...
They should make proof of vaccination  
Bill L : 6/6/2021 9:12 am : link
A requirement of registration and entry. We’re past the point where lack of access could be an excuse.
Raymond was undergoing daily testing  
johnnyb : 6/6/2021 9:15 am : link
which is protocol for those that are not vaccinated. If he were vaccinated, he would have not had to be tested daily. So, looking at it logically, he is not vaccinated, or not vaccinated at the time he was exposed.

He was well aware of the PGA protocol and CHOSE to not be vaccinated. A costly decision, but HIS decision.
RE: I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
RicFlair : 6/6/2021 9:28 am : link
In comment 15280653 chiro56 said:
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To be sick.


And I for one am glad we no longer always have to wait for symptoms to know you have a disease.
RE: someone positive for covid  
myquealer : 6/6/2021 10:37 am : link
In comment 15280687 Azul Grande said:
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should take care to avoid being indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people who are for some reason still unvaccinated, if they are symptomatic

playing in a golf tournament (distanced, outdoors) would an extremely extremely safe activity (especially because every fan/attendee who wants to be vaccinated certainly could be by now) even if he weren’t completely asymptomatic. they should disclose that he is positive and allow anyone concerned to steer clear of being within close distance of him for an extended period of time indoors if they are unvaccinated.


It's because of people like you, not taking the pandemic seriously, that there are 600,000 dead Americans. Not all of those who died were "indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people".
RE: They should make proof of vaccination  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 6/6/2021 10:51 am : link
In comment 15280823 Bill L said:
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A requirement of registration and entry. We’re past the point where lack of access could be an excuse.


+1.
RE: RE: someone positive for covid  
section125 : 6/6/2021 11:04 am : link
In comment 15280865 myquealer said:
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should take care to avoid being indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people who are for some reason still unvaccinated, if they are symptomatic

playing in a golf tournament (distanced, outdoors) would an extremely extremely safe activity (especially because every fan/attendee who wants to be vaccinated certainly could be by now) even if he weren’t completely asymptomatic. they should disclose that he is positive and allow anyone concerned to steer clear of being within close distance of him for an extended period of time indoors if they are unvaccinated.



It's because of people like you, not taking the pandemic seriously, that there are 600,000 dead Americans. Not all of those who died were "indoors for an extended period of time with very sick old people".


I'll bet the vast majority were indoors. But since the vast majority were old and sick, I would say very few people, probably miniscule, caught it outdoors.
I know of no one that I know who did get sick caught it outside, In fact, every single one was at an indoor function and every single on was over 70.
RE: RE: RE: someone positive for covid  
myquealer : 6/6/2021 11:55 am : link
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I'll bet the vast majority were indoors. But since the vast majority were old and sick, I would say very few people, probably miniscule, caught it outdoors.
I know of no one that I know who did get sick caught it outside, In fact, every single one was at an indoor function and every single on was over 70.


No doubt, the vast majority were indoors, not necessarily for an "extended period of time" though. And not from being within 6 feet of an infected person for that time. Millions of people under 70 have caught it, tens of thousands of them have died, and countless of them have spread it to others who have died.

It's the people who wanted things to get back to normal, who weren't taking proper precautions, who were pushing to reopen the economy that made the pandemic so bad and made it last so long.

Here we are 15 months later and there are still people saying someone who is known to be COVID positive should be allowed to continue to play in a golf tournament.... He knew the risks and PGA rules and opted not to get vaccinated and likely wasn't following proper precautions. The consequences are entirely on him.
RE: RE: RE: RE: someone positive for covid  
section125 : 6/6/2021 12:47 pm : link
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I'll bet the vast majority were indoors. But since the vast majority were old and sick, I would say very few people, probably miniscule, caught it outdoors.
I know of no one that I know who did get sick caught it outside, In fact, every single one was at an indoor function and every single on was over 70.



No doubt, the vast majority were indoors, not necessarily for an "extended period of time" though. And not from being within 6 feet of an infected person for that time. Millions of people under 70 have caught it, tens of thousands of them have died, and countless of them have spread it to others who have died.

It's the people who wanted things to get back to normal, who weren't taking proper precautions, who were pushing to reopen the economy that made the pandemic so bad and made it last so long.

Here we are 15 months later and there are still people saying someone who is known to be COVID positive should be allowed to continue to play in a golf tournament.... He knew the risks and PGA rules and opted not to get vaccinated and likely wasn't following proper precautions. The consequences are entirely on him.


I do not disagree that he chose to not get it and by rule he is DQ'd. And yes I agree he should not be allowed to participate as per PGATour rules. Rules are rules and these guys are mostly college grads. There is no need to put other people, some who may not be able to be vaccinated, at risk. Players, caddies, officials or patrons.

And as we have all seen, ala Gleyber Torres, whether you had Covid or got the vaccine, given the right variant, you can still get it.
Since COVID is  
Dave on the UWS : 6/6/2021 1:06 pm : link
such a political subject (;shouldn’t be) , we can tell the leanings of some on this thread. Here’s the bottom line. What if YOU were his playing partner, and he was allowed for an entire round to be up close and personal, risking YOUR health. Any sane person should have a problem with that. Since the guys running the tournament can’t be relied upon to manage correctly (they should have pulled Rahm the second they knew), it’s up to the players to insist ALL players are vaccinated, or they don’t get to play.
This isn't rocket surgery  
TJ : 6/6/2021 3:10 pm : link
He knew the policy. He made his choice. He's living with the consequences of that choice. A scenario every freedom loving person should celebrate.
id expect a lot of golfers get the vax right after the us open  
CGiants07 : 6/6/2021 3:16 pm : link
with the open championship about a month later perfect time
RE: RE: RE: He wasn’t vaccinated  
joeinpa : 6/6/2021 4:16 pm : link
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If he was, he wouldn’t have been subject to daily testing.

So not getting vaccinated cost him over a million bucks



This is a ridiculously myopic and judgmental position to take, but sadly, there are many who share your view.




I don't think myopic means what you think it means, lol.


Pretty certain I do. Maybe you don’t?
RE: RE: I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
k2tampa : 6/6/2021 4:47 pm : link
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To be sick.



I grew up in the you had to have physical evidence (puke,fever,etc.) to miss school. Now it’s anyone at any given time can be positive and then it’s a crap shoot on whether you’re really sick or perfectly fine


And the problem is, even if you are perfectly "fine" you can still infect others.
on the bright side  
fkap : 6/7/2021 8:41 am : link
the number of stupid comments on these threads are diminishing.
However, there are still fools who think it is perfectly fine if known sick people go out in public around other people as long as they are outside and/or socially distance.

And folks who don't comprehend that there are serious health risks to covid positive people who don't die.
In Rahm's..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/7/2021 8:47 am : link
defense, he probably felt a 6 stroke lead gave him enough distancing to be safe.....
RE: In Rahm's..  
cjac : 6/7/2021 8:48 am : link
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defense, he probably felt a 6 stroke lead gave him enough distancing to be safe.....


English is his second language, he mixed up strokes with feet
RE: In Rahm's..  
Mad Mike : 6/7/2021 9:28 am : link
In comment 15281396 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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defense, he probably felt a 6 stroke lead gave him enough distancing to be safe.....

Well played.
Patrick Cantlay with nice little assist from Jon Rahm  
NYGgolfer : 6/7/2021 9:59 am : link
benefits to the tune of $1.7 million. If this had happened months ago that is one thing, but a bit shocking to have been an issue now in June.

Hopefully, care and intelligence continues to defeat more and more of these types of occurrences.

RE: RE: RE: I remember the days when you actually had to have symptoms  
CGiants07 : 6/7/2021 5:36 pm : link
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To be sick.



I grew up in the you had to have physical evidence (puke,fever,etc.) to miss school. Now it’s anyone at any given time can be positive and then it’s a crap shoot on whether you’re really sick or perfectly fine



And the problem is, even if you are perfectly "fine" you can still infect others.

unless your vaxed then according to the cdc you cant infect others if you by some chance get the virus
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