Golf world reacts to Jon Rahm’s livid outburst over buzzing drones at LIV Golf Nashville

Jon Rahm fiercely objected to the usage of drones during a portion of the LIV Golf Nashville championship broadcast on television. Rahm blamed the drones for his tee shot on the sixth hole, which ended up in a water hazard.

Fans’ reactions to the event, which was shared and reposted numerous times on social media, were diverse. The majority of them think Jon Rahm’s response was excessive.

On X (formerly Twitter), a fan posted the following: “That’s LIV. Gimmick golf backfiring on its sellout stars.”

“Maybe get a different sport if that throws you off,” another fan commented.

Here are some additional fan responses on X:
“It doesn’t matter. Whether or not he makes a good shot, he still gets paid. Crybaby,” a commenter wrote.

An additional fan commented, “I too, try to find every possible way to blame a bad shot on anything except the fact that I hit a bad shot.”
Another user commented, “Don’t feel bad for Rahmbo, he took the money bag.”

On the sixth hole of the third round at LIV Golf Nashville, Jon Rahm is seen teeing off in a video that has been circulated on social media. Rahm looked up as the ball made its way to the pond and said, via Horrible Announcement: “Every tournament. It’s really amazing. precisely when I turn around. Every time, these f***ing drones.”

Jon Rahm was three strokes behind his teammate Tyrrell Hatton in second place at the time. In the end, Hatton triumphed in his first circuit race, and the Spaniard placed third.

In addition, Hatton and Rahm’s play put the Legion XIII—the team they both play for—five strokes ahead of Crushers GC.

What are the rules regarding the drone situation involving Jon Rahm?

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A jointly established the rules of golf, which state that the player is not permitted to end the round in almost any situation. Actually, the only circumstance in which you should voluntarily halt play is if there is a plausible risk of being struck by lightning.

When the tournament is played in stroke play format (like the LIV Golf Nashville individual event), all other suspensions must be declared by the tournament officials. Whether the drones bothered Jon Rahm or not, he had to continue playing. Golfers have a long-standing custom of experiencing complete silence as they make their shot. The PGA Tour and other circuits encourage fans to do this, but it is not mandated by the rules.

The LIV Golf Circuit is unique in that it encourages music and spectator cheering during the competition. Players of LIV must therefore be ready to play in a different setting.

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