Memorial Tournament runaway leader Jon Rahm has been forced to withdraw from the event after testing positive to COVID-19 on Saturday.

Rahm had carded back-to-back rounds of 64 and 65, including a hole-in-one on Sunday, to lead by six shots at 18-under from Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay at 12-under.

However, the Spanish world number three, who was asymptomatic, was informed by officials immediately following his round in dramatic scenes that he had tested positive and would be required to pull out of the event.

Rahm was seen on the TV broadcast being informed of the news by an official, reacting by stooping in anguish and emotionally putting his hands to his face, before walking off the course shaking his head.

The PGA TOUR put out a statement clarifying that Rahm had been subject to contact-tracing protocols as he had come in close contact with a person who was COVID positive.

The statement said: "Rahm has tested negative every day, but his most recent test – which was performed after the conclusion of his second round (rain delayed) and before the start of his third round – returned positive at approximately 4:20 p.m. ET while Rahm was on the golf course.

"The PGA TOUR’s medical advisor requested a confirmatory test on the original sample, which came back at 6:05 p.m. ET, and was also positive.

"The PGA TOUR’s medical advisor notified Rahm immediately upon completion of his round, and under TOUR protocols, he will be withdrawn from the competition. Rahm is now in isolation, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, he will need to remain in isolation through Tuesday, June 15.

"While this is an incredibly unfortunate situation, throughout 50 events since the PGA TOUR’s Return to Golf, there have been only four positive tests (including Rahm) within competition; Rahm is the first positive, asymptomatic case as part of the TOUR’s routine, contact-tracing protocols."

Rahm had been the equal leader at eight-under on Friday after the second round was suspended due to darkness, alongside Cantlay.

The Spaniard raced away with 11 birdies on Saturday as well as a hole-in-one on the 16th to move into the outright lead as he completed his second round.

Morikawa and Cantlay suddenly find themselves in the lead, with the former having shot a six-under 66 on Saturday with eight birdies.

Cantlay finished with a four-under 68 to sit equal with Morikawa at 12-under, with four birdies in his round including sinking a 22-foot putt on the 18th.

South African Branden Grace and American Scottie Scheffler are both tied for second at nine-under, with Max Homa next best at six-under.

Defending champion Jon Rahm joined Patrick Cantlay at the top of the leaderboard before the second round of the Memorial Tournament was suspended due to darkness.

The opening round was hit by storms at Muirfield Village, where most of the field managed to complete their second rounds on Friday.

Rahm – eyeing back-to-back Memorial titles – was through 13 holes when play was called for the day, the Spanish star level at eight under alongside Cantlay.

Cantlay had posted a five-under-par 67 to surge to the top of the standings in Dublin, Ohio.

The 2019 champion, Cantlay played 33 holes on Friday to be tied for the two-stroke lead through 36 holes, ahead of fellow American Scottie Scheffler (71).

Carlos Ortiz (68), Max Homa (through 14), Xander Schauffele (through 12) and Rickie Fowler (through 11) ended the day three shots off the pace at the PGA Tour event.

Overnight leader Collin Morikawa completed 12 holes but slipped down to a tie for eighth at four under, alongside the likes of Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama.

Former world number one and three-time major champion Jordan Spieth recorded a five-under-par 67 to bounce back from his first-round 76 – the American improving to one under.

Reigning U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau also completed his round – an even-par 72 – to be seven strokes behind Rahm and Cantlay but it was a testing day.

DeChambeau was taunted by fans amid his ongoing feud with fellow star Brooks Koepka, with approximately 10 spectators ejected.

There is no love lost between DeChambeau and Koepka, particularly after footage of the latter emerged during a post-round interview at the US PGA Championship.

In a leaked viral video, four-time major champion Koepka was seen rolling his eyes at DeChambeau and cursed in frustration during the interview.

After Friday's second round, DeChambeau said: "I think it's absolutely flattering what they're doing. They can keep calling me that all day if they want to, I've got no issue with it.

"When you look at it, to most people it's they think it's a distraction, but I grew up learning how to deal with that stuff and I honestly thought it was flattering.''

On Koepka – who is not playing this week – DeChambeau said: "Look, I've got nothing against him. I've got no issues at all. If he wants to play that game, that's great. I'm going to keep trying to play my best game and when it comes down to it, when somebody's that bothered by someone else it is flattering."

Meanwhile, four-time major champion Rory McIlroy shot back-to-back 72s to be even par.

Kim Si-woo claimed his first PGA Tour win in almost four years with a one-stroke victory at The American Express on Sunday.

The South Korean carded an eight-under 64 in the final round at the PGA West Stadium Course to finish at 23 under.

It was enough for Kim to win his first PGA Tour crown since May 2017 and third overall.

Kim's win came despite a spectacular final round from Patrick Cantlay, who fired a stunning 11-under 61.

Cantlay broke the course record on the back of 11 birdies.

Australian Cameron Davis finished outright third after a fine eight-under 64 in the final round.

Tony Finau and Max Homa were tied for the overnight lead with Kim, but they slipped back to finish fourth and tied for 21st respectively.

Abraham Ancer (66), Michael Thompson (66) and Doug Ghim (69) finished at 15 under.

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