To say Jon Rahm is having a tough week would be an understatement, and the World No. 1 is letting the whole world know exactly how he feels.
Things are not going to plan in the year’s second major for the world number one this week. Jon Rahm, coming off his spectacular win at the Masters last month, is having a bad week at the PGA Championship, to say the least.
The Spaniard got off to a rocky start this week at Oak Hill Country Club when he slumped to an opening round-76 right out of the gate. Even for a player as talented as Jon Rahm, it was going to be a tall task for him to get himself back into contention at the 105th PGA Championship.
A birdie on the 400-yard Par 2nd to open round two on Friday offered up a glimmer of hope for the recent two-time major champion, but that hope was quickly snuffed out on his back nine as Rahm failed to keep a clean card.
It was always going to take a herculean effort from Rahm to get back in the mix at Oak Hill and he really needed to keep a clean card on Friday, something he simply was unable to accomplish on the difficult layout. He would eventually sign for a second-round 68, a result that saw him fail to gain much ground on this week’s leaders.
To date, 2023 has been an incredible year for Jon Rahm. The Spaniard won three times in his first five events to begin the year and he finished top 10 in the other two.
Following wins at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii, The American Express, and the Genesis Invitational, Rahm added a second major to his collection after his triumph at Augusta. In fact, Rahm came into this week’s PGA Championship having finished worse than 30th in just two of his eleven starts this year.
Jon Rahm loses his cool.
The success of this year is currently a distant memory for the World No. 1, however, and on moving day at the PGA Championship things went from bad to worse for Rahm.
During his third round at Oak Hill on Saturday, Jon Rahm got off to a miserable start on the front nine after bogeying five of his first nine holes. The disappointing start saw the Spaniard completely lose his cool.
On the 5th hole, he took out his frustrations on a mic.
The complete obliteration of a greenside mic wasn’t enough apparently as Jon Rahm would then go on to berate a poor cameraman.
And while the fiery intensity of Rahm may be one of the things that makes him such a great player, he certainly isn’t winning over fans with these kinds of antics.
Jon Rahm is a fantastic player but losing his cool like this and being caught on TV doing so certainly isn’t doing the man any favors.
Cameramen and Boom Mics everywhere will be hoping that things improve quickly for Rahm at this rate; if they don’t they will soon be ducking for cover to avoid his wrath.