Two-time major winner Jon Rahm is expected to return to action this week after missing the last two tournaments. A foot infection forced the Spaniard to withdraw from LIV Golf's event in Houston. It is also the same injury that caused him to ultimately take his name out of the field at the recently concluded 2024 U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in North Carolina.

The good news for Rahm fans is that while he is not 100 percent over the injury, he feels good enough to play in this week's LIV Golf event in Nashville.

“I’m feeling good, Rahm said ahead of the Nashville tournament, per Bob Harig of Sports Illustrated.

“The main reason for the withdrawal from the two events was the infection I had and just to be precautionary towards not making it worse and seeing what steps I can take to prevent that from happening in the future.”

Rahm also confirmed that his foot still has a wound and hinted that more medical attention is needed for his injury to go away completely.

“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.”

Not being able to play at Pinehurst and compete against the best of both golf worlds — PGA Tour and LIV Golf — was not ideal for Rahm. He showed up at Pinehurst ahead of the U.S. Open with the intention to play but ultimately decided to back away from the challenging event in order to ensure that he would not further aggravate his foot injury.

“After consulting with numerous doctors and my team, I have decided it is best for my long term health, to withdraw from this weeks US Open Championship. To say I’m disappointed is a massive understatement!” Rahm posted on X (the social media platform formerly known as X) when he announced his final U.S. Open decision.

It was a tough sacrifice made by Rahm, considering the prestige of the tournament and the missed chance of trying to add to his major haul, but it was something he felt he needed to do. Otherwise, the infection could worsen and put his availability for future tournaments in jeopardy.

Jon Rahm looking to recapture his form

Jon Rahm reacts after a putt on the 18th green during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club.
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Although Rahm is expected to see action this week in Nashville, he's still likely not in top form. However, being back in action is a big step in the right direction for the golfing star, who will be turning 30 this coming November.

“I feel ready to walk and hit it. 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 said when he was asked if he was feeling ready to give it a go again.

Currently ranked ninth in the world, Rahm last won a major back in 2023 at the Masters. Since then, he logged a couple of top 10s and a missed cut in five major starts, including a runner-up finish at the 2023 Open Championship. His other major victory was his win at the 2021 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course.