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US Open: Jon Rahm withdraws ahead of major at Pinehurst with foot injury

Two-time major winner Jon Rahm has withdrawn from the 124th US Open with a foot injury.

Rahm, champion in 2021, pulled out of LIV Golf League event in Houston on Saturday before arriving at Pinehurst No2 with one shoe and a flip-flop due to an infection in his left foot.

The Spaniard said on Tuesday that he was unsure if he would take part and has now said he has withdrawn from this week’s event.

Rahm said on social media: “After consulting with numerous doctors and my team, I have decided it is best for my long term health, to withdraw from this week’s US Open Championship.

“To say I’m disappointed is a massive understatement! I wish all my peers the best of luck and want to thank all of the USGA staff, volunteers and community of Pinehurst for hosting and putting on what I’m sure will be an amazing championship!

“Hopefully I’ll be back in action sooner than later!”

The world No2 was due to tee off at 1.36pm local time (6.36pm BST) on Thursday alongside fellow former Masters champions Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth but will now be replaced.

It leaves the number of LIV Golf players in action at just 12, with Scottie Scheffler the pre-tournament favourite.

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