Some big news dropped this weekend regarding this week’s upcoming European golf event. It was announced that Jon Rahm would not be participating in the DP World Tour Championship and golf fans have some feelings.
We have not seen Rahm play since his disappointing early exit from the Andalucia Masters last month. Before that, the World No. 1 also left the Fortinet Championship after he failed to make the cut.
Shortly after the October tournament, Rahm said he would be taking a four-week hiatus from golf. However, now it looks like we probably will not see Rahm compete until 2022.
It has certainly been a turbulent year for Rahm. He and his wife Kelley welcomed their first child into the world just before The Masters.
In June, he won the US Open and his first major title which came straight after testing positive for Covid-19 at the Memorial Tournament with victory in sight.
After finishing second at the Tour Championship, Rahm led Europe’s hopes at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits, but it was a humbling experience for Team Europe.
The six-time PGA Tour winner played in all five sessions but could not hold back the American tide, which led to a crushing and record-breaking 19-9 defeat.
It is a blow for the European Tour that Rahm will not be in Dubai next week, following the news that it is set to become the DP World Tour from the start of the 2022 season.
Golf fans had mixed reactions to Rahm’s decision on social media:
“Exhausted, have you been counting your money Jon, rest up mate best in the world,” one fan said.
“Hope it’s not Covid again,” another fan said.
“This annoys me. There are players working their nuts off just to see if they can make it this week. And he is just too tired, have a week off after the big end of season event,” one fan commented.
“Absolutely shocking,” another fan commented.
“Take care of number 1, 1a we’ll see you when you’re back!” one fan said.
This article originally appeared in Golf Magic.