Jon Rahm doesn’t get star struck fairly often.
And why ought to he? The Spaniard is the star in most rooms now. In any case, at 28 years outdated, Rahm already has a significant championship and 9 wins on each the PGA Tour and DP World Tour.
Forward of this week’s Farmers Insurance coverage Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego – the place he gained his first Tour occasion in 2017 and first main on the 2021 U.S. Open – Rahm was a part of a star-studded pro-am group that included ESPN’s Michael Collins, golf content material creator Tisha Alyn and a soccer participant who precipitated Rahm fairly a little bit of stress for upwards of the final decade.
“He’s the explanation why Actual Madrid beat my group just about for 10 years, one of many causes,” mentioned Rahm of Gareth Bale, who just lately retired from membership and worldwide soccer after a world-class profession that noticed him dominate for the Spanish titans Actual Madrid, in addition to England’s Tottenham Hotspur and the Wales Nationwide Workforce. “I advised Gareth, you may’t be so good at skilled (soccer) and golf on the identical time, it simply doesn’t appear honest. Can’t be devoted to at least one factor and have this a lot expertise for golf, it’s not honest within the slightest.”
“He didn’t ask for something, nor ought to he be asking, he’s already ok,” Rahm raved. “He obtained two strokes, which I believe it’s already mistaken. He must be giving strokes again to the remainder of the amateurs as a result of he’s a really, superb participant.”
Excessive reward from a person who’s seeking to win his third straight PGA Tour begin and enters this week’s occasion on a streak of 4 wins in his final six worldwide begins. Now No. 3 on this planet, Rahm hasn’t completed worse than T-8 in his final seven begins and has a knack for top finishes at Torrey Pines. Since his win in 2017, Rahm has completed T-29, T-5, 2, T-7 and T-3 on the course on the California coast.
“We had a good time, we had an excellent 9 holes,” Rahm continued. “I want each time I play a pro-am I had a bunch that entertaining as a result of that 9 holes glided by in a short time and laughed quite a bit.”