Memorial as much about Cantlay winning as Rahm not playing

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — So much about the Memorial felt as though golf was back to normal. Far from it. Never mind thousands of fans or Jack Nicklaus waiting to shake hands with the winner. That turned out to be Patrick Cantlay in a playoff over Collin Morikawa. Cantlay says it felt special, but it was different. That’s because Jon Rahm had to withdraw with a positive COVID-19 test. Rahm had a six-shot lead and tied the 54-hole record when he got word of the test. Cantlay felt terrible for him. But he says he could only play with the cards that were dealt.