The AP reported today that top-ranked Jon Rahm, who currently lives in the Valley of the Sun, hopes to put 2021 behind and play his best at the 2022 WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale this week.
In five starts as a pro at the WM Phoenix Open, the Spaniard’s best result was 9th in 2020 and his worst in 2017.
Last golf season, Rahm was faced with the COVID-19 pandemic.
He was forced to withdraw from the Memorial Tournament in Ohio after testing positive for COVID-19.
Sadly, a month later, Rahm tested positive for coronavirus again ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, dashing Rahm’s hopes of representing Span at the 2021 Summer Games.
According to a PGA Tour spokesperson, “83% of players, caddies and essential Tour personnel were fully immunized as of November 2021.”
Additionally, international PGA Tour players and caddies must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter the United States and compete in 2022.
As of February 7, 2022, the WM Phoenix Open does not indicate specific requirements for COVID-19 vaccines.
However, a statement in the terms and conditions of the entry ticket, “The purchaser acknowledges that the purchaser may be required to show proof of a Covid-19 vaccine or a negative Covid-19 test before entering at the place of the event.
Regarding mask requirements, per US CDC guidelines, regardless of vaccination status, masks are required at all times indoors or in fully enclosed spaces, unless eating or drinking actively.
But fully vaccinated people are not required to wear a mask outdoors, unless otherwise required by national or local law or regulation.
“A year ago, due to COVID-19 restrictions, only a limited number of fans were admitted.”
“This year is full speed ahead,” says the WM Phoenix Open website.
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