BoyleSports have paid out on Jon Rahm as the winner of the Memorial Tournament in Ohio after he was forced to withdraw from the event despite being on top of the leaderboard after three rounds.
The World Number 3 had put himself in pole position to go on and win the event as a hole-in-one in his delayed second round helped him open up a six-shot lead as he left the 18th green on Saturday. But Rahm was informed as he left the course that he had tested positive for Covid-19, forcing his immediate withdrawal from the tournament.
BoyleSports have now made a fair play gesture by paying out customers who backed the Spaniard to win the event, including singles, each-way bets and multiples.
Rahm’s withdrawal left Collin Morikawa and Patrick Cantlay tied for the lead on -12, as BoyleSports get ready to pay out on the official tournament winner also come the end of the fourth round on Sunday.
Lawrence Lyons, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “It was heart-breaking news for Jon Rahm and hopefully he will make a speedy recovery. We stood to have quite a significant number of disappointed customers too, but we have to say fair play to anyone who picked him out and it’s only right that they are rewarded as if they’d landed a winner.”