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Jon Rahm sweating over US Open status after LIV Golf star suffered foot injury



Jon Rahm faces a race against time to be fit for the US Open after the LIV Golf star withdrew from last week’s event in Houston in agony as he was hampered by a foot injury

Jon Rahm was not at the US Open on Monday(Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Jon Rahm’s participation at the US Open at Pinehurst No. 2 is in doubt as the LIV Golf star battles a foot injury.

The Spaniard, who won the 2021 US Open at Torrey Pines, withdrew during the second round of LIV Golf Houston on Saturday, with commentators saying he was dealing with a cut on his foot that caused significant pain with every shot.

Rahm, who was three-under-par for the tournament managed just six holes of his second round before calling it a day, with his Legion XIII team later announcing the 29-year-old was dealing with an infection in his left foot.

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The timing is terrible for Rahm, who is desperate to make a splash in North Carolina this week after poor performances at the Masters and the PGA Championship so far this year – his first outings at the majors since his blockbuster move to LIV Golf in December.

According to TenGolf, Rahm was not in attendance at Pinehurst No. 2 on Monday, with his champion’s parking space left empty throughout the day. He is not expected to be on the course on Tuesday either, when his rivals will be putting in valuable time on the course in their practice rounds.

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Rahm was in agony as he withdrew from LIV Golf Houston

The 2023 Masters champion is set to hold his pre-tournament press conference at Pinehurst on Tuesday at 2.30pm BST, and his fitness is sure to be at the top of the agenda with doubts building over his involvement in the field this week.

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