Jon Rahm Withdrew from the Players Championship due to illness before the second round.
The world number 1 Spaniard played 71 – -1 in his first round at TPC Sawgrass on Thursday.
Rahm tops the FedExCup rankings, winning three tournaments, most recently the Genesis Invitational last month.
He was supposed to tee-off next to her. American Scottie Scheffler And Rory McIlroyboth in place took over number one this week with good results.
The second lap was well underway as bottom-ranked American Chad Ramey maintained his one-shot advantage before returning to the field.
Collin Morikawa Ben Griffin continued to take second place as he moved up to third place under six points after a round of 71.