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Jon Rahm says he wishes he'd been vaccinated sooner, confident in U.S. Open prep despite short turnaround


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(0:34)SAN DIEGO -- Jon Rahm is not letting his withdrawal from the Memorial Tournament and subsequent isolation impact his positive attitude heading into this week's U.S. Open.He also said he wished he had been vaccinated sooner.The third-ranked golfer in the world said he was playing some of the best golf of his life when he got pulled from the tournament because of a positive COVID-19 test, and he said there's no reason he won't continue that trend, even with less preparation this week at Torrey Pines."When you don't hit a golf shot for just about a week, it's tough leading into a major, especially a U.S. Open,'' Rahm said Tuesday after a practice round. So I'm confident.''Rahm explained that he received the COVID-19 vaccine prior to the Memorial Tournament, but he was still within the 14-day window following the shot and thus not considered fully vaccinated. He was informed coming off the green that he would be forced to withdraw from the tournament."Looking back on it, yeah, I guess I wish I would have done it earlier, but thinking on scheduling purposes and having the PGA and defending Memorial, I was just -- to be honest, it wasn't in my mind,'' Rahm said of getting vaccinated.

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