Jon Rahm gets off to hot start at the Farmers Insurance Open – but did he direct a “shut the hell up” comment towards a PGA Tour on-course commentator or a golf fan?!
Jon Rahm was overheard shouting “shut the hell up” either in the direction of PGA Tour on-course commentator John Maginnes or a golf fan after playing his chip shot on the 15th in round one of the Farmers Insurance Open. (video below)
It marks the second week in a row on the PGA Tour where Rahm has got hot and bothered on the course as the Spaniard fired expletives while ranting about the course setup at The American Express.
Rahm, who was playing on the tougher South Course at Torrey Pines in Wednesday’s earlier start, was caught on camera saying “hey, shut the hell up” immediately after on-course commentator Maginnes had criticized Rahm’s choice of chip shot on the par-4 15th.
Maginnes is a former PGA Tour pro who now works as an on-course commentator an analyst for the circuit, and he also has his own SiriusXM radio show.
It can’t be certain whether Rahm’s choice of words here were aimed directly at Maginnes or whether it was a golf fan making a comment from behind the green, but either way, here’s what happened for you to make your own mind up.
“He’s got the ball in the back of his stance, he might land it into the hill rather than on the bottom tier,” said Maginnes just before Rahm played away.
Rahm thought otherwise and chipped his ball onto the lower tier but his ball came up well short of the pin as it failed to even make the top tier.
“He just didn’t fly that anywhere near far enough, that one could reverse course,” said Maginnes, as the ball checked up and came to rest.
“Hey, shut the hell up,” blasted Rahm.
Who knows if Rahm’s words were aimed at Maginnes but either way he was fuming about someone’s comment.
Despite going on to make a bogey on the hole to fall back to 4-under par, the World No.1 recovered manfully on the par-5 18th as he drained an eagle from 12 feet to move to 6-under par and three shots behind Billy Horschel, who posted 9-under par on the easier North Course.
Rahm is incredibly 57-under par at the Farmers Insurance Open since 2017, which is seven strokes better than anyone else in the field.
He also won the US Open at Torrey Pines last summer for his maiden major title.
Let’s just say Rahm will be a very tough man to beat this week.
WATCH RAHM’S RANT BELOW:
— Kane Rowell (@KaneRowell) January 26, 2022
Article originally appeared on: Golfmagic.com