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Off The Tee: Jon Rahm’s Win (and Controversy), British Open Preview, South Dakota Match Play Recap

The conversation should be about how Spaniard Jon Rahm dominated the Irish Open last weekend (July 6-9), destroying both the course and the field, shooting 24-under-par and winning by six strokes.

But instead, much of the discussion has centered around Rahm on the sixth green, Sunday. It was there the 22-year-old seemed to place his ball about an inch or so away from where he originally marked it, before sinking his putt.

Ordinarily that would trigger a penalty, but a new rule in golf allows for players to exercise ‘reasonable judgement’ in placement, and thus, Rahm finished penalty-free.

In this edition of ‘Off The Tee’, I asked Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf about the incident and Rahm’s remarkable showing in Ireland.

Joel and I also discuss:

Here is our complete conversation:

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