Injured Rahm withdraws from LIV event before US Open

Former Masters champion Jon Rahm has withdrawn from LIV Golf's Houston event during the second round due to an injury which has put into question the Spaniard's status for next week's US Open.

Rahm's withdrawal ahead of the year's third major comes a day after LIV announcers revealed he was dealing with a cut on his foot and cameras showed him grimacing in pain after hitting a tee shot at the seventh hole on Friday.

According to a report on the Golf Channel website, Rahm withdrew from the Houston event with a left-foot infection.

Rahm is scheduled to hold a pre-tournament news conference on Tuesday ahead of the June 13-16 US Open at Pinehurst in North Carolina.

He finished in the top-10 at three majors last year, including at Augusta National where he won the Masters, but has struggled at the blue-riband events since his shock move to LIV Golf last December.

Rahm finished in a share of 45th place at this year's Masters and missed the cut at last month's PGA Championship.

Rahm won his first major at the 2021 US Open and last year finished the major in a share of 10th place.