Jon Rahm is one of the best golfers in the world. The Spaniard has been number one in the Official World Golf Rankings in the past, and is currently ranked 3rd in the world.
The 2021 US Open Champion is an excellent all-around player, and the 28-year-old seems primed to win a bunch more major championships in his career. It will help if he gets breaks like the one he got on the course Friday.
This week is the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club just outside of Los Angeles. Rahm has played great, and his 65-68 start has him at -9 and one shot off the lead held by Max Homa.
This ridiculously lucky break will really help with that.
Jon Rahm catches an incredible break off the grandstand on 17! 😅
📺: Golf Channel and @peacock pic.twitter.com/nLoxQbOKuI
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) February 18, 2023
Rahm made the eagle putt, but bogeyed 18 to finish at -9.
Twitter was in an uproar over the ridiculous break.
Rahm playing 17 pic.twitter.com/XewnniDbcV
— De_Ro (@_De_Ro_) February 18, 2023
Embarrassing. He should miss the eagle putt on purpose
— Dain Erickson (@dain11279) February 18, 2023
Kinda like kids bumper bowling, all us amateurs could benefit from so of these funneling effects
— RamJet388 (@RamJet388) February 18, 2023
I wish I had grandstands and galleries to help keep my ball in play. https://t.co/sjYmpXR5vn
— Brandon Mileski (@BMileskiKFAN) February 18, 2023
As one of the first passengers of the Rahm bandwagon since 2017, this is a sign we're betting every single college basketball game tomorrow. https://t.co/ylS6oxyHQY
— 3 Guys From Da Southside (@DaSouthsideGuys) February 18, 2023
Many people are whining about this, saying it should be considered out of bounds, or something. First, if the grandstands weren’t up, the ball wouldn’t be out of bounds anyway. Secondly, yeah, PGA players occasionally do benefit from this. Riviera is also playing at 7400 yards with tight fairways and rolling 12.5 on the stimpmeter. I promise that the game is not easier for them in terms of rules.