Jon Rahm was shocked to be taught he was about to amass a two-stroke penalty after his Memorial win.
Rahm reached No 1 on the planet on Sunday with a gutsy three-stroke victory in attempting situations at Muirfield Village, in the long term doing ample to carry on for the win irrespective of struggling a variety of setbacks on the as shortly as further 9.
He dropped 4 strokes between the 10th and 14th holes and would go on to incur a two-shot penalty on the par-Three 16th when a chip-in birdie was overturned by PGA Tour officers, who reviewed the shot and deemed the ball had moved barely when Rahm positioned his wedge behind it.
Fortunately, the Spaniard nonetheless had ample of a cushion that the 2 dropped strokes didn’t value him the victory, and that is merely as successfully, because of second he was educated of the penalty all by means of his post-win interview would little question have been fairly further dramatic.
“I have no idea probably the greatest methods by which aware of this you may be,” talked concerning the interviewer, “nonetheless the chance of your ball shifting every time you will have been addressing it on 16… you look shocked… is that one topic you noticed or felt?
Rahm appeared in full disbelief as he replied: “Not at all. I didn’t see or truly actually truly actually really feel one situation. I counsel, if it did, it’s what it’s.
“It nonetheless would not take one situation from the shot, actually. Had I seen it I would want talked about so, I merely definitely not did. Nonetheless it is not going to take one situation away from all by means of the present day.”
Moments prior to being educated of the penalty, Rahm was hailing the shot at 16, which he felt was key to his victory after stumbling on the as shortly as further 9.
“Fortunately I seemingly pulled out the most effective quick recreation shot I’ll ever have,” he talked about. “I counsel I hit pretty just some good ones this week nonetheless that was unbelievable.
“I knew I am going to hit it shut, I bought a superb lie and it was type of into the wind, nonetheless for that to go in, it was precisely what I wished.”
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