Legion XIII Captain Jon Rahm confirmed Wednesday that he will return to action at this week’s LIV Golf Nashville after spending the last 10 days healing from a foot infection. What he’s less sure of is just how competitive he’ll be at The Grove.

“I feel ready to walk and hit it,” said Rahm, who ranks second in the season-long Individual points race. “I haven’t been able to do much. It doesn’t take much for me to feel ready to compete. Looking forward to it. Just happy that I’m here.”

Rahm was forced to withdraw after playing six holes of his second round at LIV Golf Houston on June 8 after suffering an infection in the interdigital space between the two smallest toes on his left foot. He travelled to Pinehurst in hopes of playing last week’s U.S. Open but ultimately withdrew on Tuesday afternoon on the advice of his doctors.

Although not completely healed, he has been cleared to play without further damage to his foot.

“I’m feeling good,” said Rahm, who finished top 10 in his first seven LIV Golf starts before his withdrawal. “The main reason for the withdrawal in the two events was the infection I had and just to be cautionary towards not making it worse and seeing what steps I can take to prevent that from happening in the future.

“The wound is still there. I’m not going to show any graphic pictures, but it’s still there. It’s manageable now. I’m not going to really make it worse. A lot of things to follow up from what happened to make sure it heals properly, and it doesn’t happen again.”

Rahm, who won the U.S. Open in 2021, spent the week with his foot bandaged while watching the action from Pinehurst.

“It was quite a show from the comfort of my home,” Rahm said. “It’s a very enjoyable tournament to watch. I haven’t gotten the chance to enjoy a major from start to finish like that, and to get to see a lot of golf was really fun and to see how everything unfolded.”

He called fellow LIV Golf player and Crushers GC Captain Bryson DeChambeau’s shot out of the bunker on the 72nd to set up his winning par putt a “top 3” up-and-down to ever win a major.

“I think it’s great for all of us and great for LIV Golf to see him do that,” Rahm said of DeChambeau’s victory.

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