During his second round of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, Jon Rahm had a bit of a meltdown.
The scene went down after Rahm’s drive off hole 2 and it was instantly obvious that the shot did not go as planned. Rahm remained on the tee box while his playing companions went away, venting his wrath.
The Spaniard repeatedly smashed his driver to the ground. On the PGA Tour, he’s renowned for his fiery demeanor, but this was a particularly strong outburst.
On Thursday, however, Rahm’s problems were just temporary. He finished with a 7-under-par 65 after parring the 495-yard par-4, which was his 11th hole of the day.
On 13-under-par, he is tied for the lead with Americans Justin Thomas and Adam Schenk. Thomas was in fine form as well, shooting a 9-under 63 on the North Course.
Despite being in contention and in excellent form in general in 2022, this outburst is not the World No. 1’s only outburst this week in San Diego.
On day one of the tournament on Wednesday, Rahm was caught yelling “hey, shut the hell up” to PGA Tour on-course commentator John Maginnes, but it’s unclear who he was referring to.
Rahm was overheard last week at The American Express, when he tied for 14th, dismissing the event as a “putting match.”
Sir Nick Faldo, a six-time major champion, reacted angrily to Rahm’s comment, saying he didn’t hear him moan when he finished second at the Sony Open in Hawaii with a score of 33-under-par.
Faldo was perplexed by his reaction on the second hole. “He’s at the top of the leaderboard, but he’s losing his mind.” Rahm’s desire for perfection and progress is evidently never-ending.
Torrey Pines has a special place in his heart for the 27-year-old. In 2017, he won the Farmers Insurance Open, and in 2021, he won the US Open at the same site.
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