Jon Rahm out of Players Championship with stomach illness

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jon Rahm is out of The Players Championship. The world’s No. 1 player withdrew about 30 minutes before the start of his second round with what his manager referred to as a bad stomach bug. Rahm was due to play with Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy. It’s a grouping of the top three players in the world. Scheffler and McIlroy both have a chance to replace him atop the world ranking. Rahm already has won three times this year on the PGA Tour. He opened with a 71 on Thursday at the TPC Sawgrass.