Jon Rahm Launches Expletive Rant Over American Express Course Set-Up

The world number one wasn't best pleased on Friday, with a fan capturing a fiery outburst from the Spaniard

Rahm lines up a putt
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Jon Rahm has been the best golfer on the planet for a number of months now. However, at this week's The American Express, the world number one was struggling slightly. Playing the Nicklaus Tournament Course for his second round, Rahm was videoed walking off one of the greens when he mumbled "piece of s**t, f***ing setup, putting contest week, Jesus Christ".

You can watch the video, which was caught by a spectator, below.

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After his two-under-par second round, the Spaniard would start six shots back of the leaders and, despite a five-under-par 67 on Saturday, he still sits five back of overnight leaders Lee Hodges and Paul Barjon going into the final day.

Rahm's frustrations weren't helped on Saturday by the fact that the Spaniard had a number of putts lip out or finish on the edge of the hole, with Rahm producing a sarcastic reaction at the 18th when he did eventually get a putt to drop.

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Going into the final day, Rahm will need to go low to have any chance of securing his seventh PGA Tour title, with the Spaniard one of the 15 players who are less than five shots back of the leaders going into Sunday.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x