Jon Rahm sums up indifferent PGA Championship: “I’m surprised”

Following his finish outside the projected cut at the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, former world number one Jon Rahm shared his thoughts.

Jon Rahm, the former world champion, acknowledged that his performance at the 2024 PGA Championship “surprised” him.

Rahm was a bit of an unknown entering the second men’s major of the season.

Although he joined the LIV Golf League for half a billion dollars last December, despite his strong performances, he has not yet won on the breakaway.

On Thursday afternoon, he made his debut at Valhalla with a valiant one-under 71 on a course that Tiger Woods referred to as a “big boy.”

Rahm looked frustrated on Friday as he was unable to improve on his opening round score of 72, which included three birdies, two bogeys, and one double bogey.

He was now outside the one-under projected cut. He was without a doubt the most well-known LIV player to be absent over the weekend.

When Mike McCallister, the editorial director of LIV Golf, asked Rahm to describe his play, he replied, “Surprised.”

In the week off before arriving, he said, “I was surprised because I felt like I was hitting it in Australia and Singapore, especially off the tee, hitting great drives – and that’s what’s been my downfall.”

“I simply was unable to locate a fairway with my tee. Off the fairway, you can make birdies, but it’s difficult to score on this golf course off the rough, which is exactly what happened to me.”

“All I wanted was to clear myself and get one more [birdie].

However, it’s true that when you’re playing poorly, you require a little more inspiration.

“I was thinking about the cut, and while my swing wasn’t quite there, I felt at ease using the putter.

“On the final three holes, I was pleading with myself to give myself a chance, but I was never able to give myself anything.”

His LIV colleagues Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambreau were hard at work pushing themselves into position to try and hoist the Wanamaker at the other end of the leaderboard.

Following rounds of 74 and 72, six-time major champion Phil Mickelson failed to make the cut as well.

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