Golf analyst rages over Jon Rahm’s PGA Tour comments: ‘I want to wring his neck’


Jon Rahm, like most LIV Golf defectors who selected to play for the renegade collection, had his PGA Tour card suspended when he left the group.

Rahm on Tuesday claimed he was nonetheless a PGA Tour member – suspended or not – and rebuked the notion he was enjoying for “the opposite aspect.” It was a remark that left Golf Channel analysts irate, based on Terrible Saying.

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Jon Rahm of Spain speaks throughout a information convention throughout the PGA Championship golf match on the Valhalla Golf Membership on Tuesday, Might 14, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (AP Picture/Sue Ogrocki)

Arron Oberholser was extremely important of Rahm’s feedback.

“He doesn’t get it,” he mentioned. “To this present day, he doesn’t get it. This can be a man who wished a place or wished to be heard, from what I perceive. Both a board place, coverage board, he wished to be heard on this entire factor earlier than he went to LIV. And I really feel like he wasn’t as heard as a lot as he in all probability ought to’ve been, and now, I’m glad he wasn’t in that place as a result of he doesn’t get it.

“I’m incensed by that, fairly truthfully, … by the extent of naiveté – that you simply don’t get it. You continue to don’t get it. You took 500 giant, and you then’re gonna sit there and inform me, ‘Oh, you continue to really feel like a PGA Tour member? I need to help the PGA Tour.’ I imply, I need to wring his neck by means of the tv. I’m that mad proper now. I’m that mad. Each participant in that locker room proper now, in the event that they watched that, on the PGA Tour must be completely incensed with him.”

Arron Oberholser in Hawaii

Arron Oberholser appears on throughout the first spherical of the Sentry Event of Champions on the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Membership on Jan. 3, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Pictures)

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Violence or not, Rahm will nonetheless be trying to win his first PGA Championship. His greatest end got here in 2018, when he completed tied for fourth.

Rahm introduced in December 2023 he was leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf after capturing down rumors for greater than a 12 months about probably leaving for the Saudi-backed collection.

Jon Rahm signs autographs

Jon Rahm of Spain indicators his autograph for a fan throughout a follow spherical previous to the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Membership on Might 13, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty Pictures)

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He has but to pick up a LIV Golf win however is second within the factors standings behind Joaquin Niemann.

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