Jon Rahm was afflicted with the lethal COVID-19 virus just two weeks ago, and yet just days after being released from a government mandated quarantine (meant to wall off the fatal virus), the 26-year old star miraculously won the U.S. Open.
It may be one of the greatest comebacks in golf since Ben Hogan returned from a near fatal car accident in 1949.
Just think we were a year ago: we locked down the country, we killed the greatest economy in history, we canceled everything – including sports, we changed voting laws to allow mail-in voting – all to avoid the killer virus.
(I mean, if it weren’t a once-in-a-lifetime deadly virus, we would have just focused on protecting the elderly and health-compromised among us while offering guidance on prevention to the healthy, right?)
So for Rahm to overcome what was basically a death sentence is really mind boggling.
“I feel like coming in here without having practiced much relaxed me a little bit,” said Rahm. “I thought, you know what, in case I play bad, I have an excuse.
“I have a bailout in case. I can convince myself, hey, I had COVID.”
And then to win the U.S. Open?
Wow. Absolutely historic!