It was an extraordinary moment on live television. As CBS Sports’ Jim Nanz finished covering the net from the third round of the Memorial Golf Tournament, saying “tomorrow will be fun, people,” viewers could see defensive champion John Ram, the leader of six, who advanced to the final round. , doubled during a conversation with two men, visibly upset.
As the group made their way to the clubhouse, with Ram wiping away tears and his caddy returning the camera that followed, Nanz, obviously stunned by what he saw, turned to the audience.
“What’s going on here?” He said. “Someone told John some news.” This is not good.”
It turned out that the news that the tournament staff gave Ram after the last hole was that he was positive for Covid-1
“It’s one of those things that happens in life, one of those moments when the way we react to failure defines us as people,” Ram wrote on Twitter after retiring.
A surreal TV moment when six-stroke leader John Ram learns he was positive about COVID and Jim Nanz tries to make sense of it without knowing what Ram was told pic.twitter.com/WvD6LmAlxs
– Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) June 5, 2021
Think after today’s round pic.twitter.com/gWkBAWE42F
– John Ram Rodriguez (@JonRahmpga) June 6, 2021