World number eight and two-time major golf champion Jon Rahm of Barrica, Spain has withdrawn from the 2024 United States Open because of a foot injury according to Jay Busbee of Yahoo! Sports on Tuesday. Rahm won the United States Open in 2021 and the Masters in 2023.

The specific injury appears to be an infection in Rahm’s toe. In addition to missing the United States Open, Rahm missed the LIV Golf Houston event this past weekend. The tournament was won by Carlos Ortiz of Mexico. Ortiz is one of two Mexican players to win a LIV event this year. The other was Abraham Ancer, who won LIV Golf Hong Kong in March.

On the LIV Tour, Rahm is the captain of Team Legion XIII. He is on the same team as Tyrell Hatton of England, Caleb Surratt of the United States and Kieran Vincent of Zimbabwe.

Rahm is in fact one of two Spaniards to captain a LIV Golf League team. The other is Sergio Garcia of Borriol, who is the captain of Fireballs GC. Garcia is a major champion as he won the Masters in 2017.

At the United States Open this week, there are three Spaniards competing. In addition to Garcia, the other two Spanish entrants are Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra of Madrid and David Puig of La Garriga. Garcia got into the tournament due to the death last month of American Grayson Murray. Puig, who competes on the LIV Tour, was one of the top four qualifiers at the U.S. Open qualifier in Daly City, California. Lopez-Charra, who is also on the LIV Tour, was one of the top 11 qualifiers at the U.S. Open qualifier in Dallas.

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