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Jon Rahm, a Rising Star, Stalls at Golf’s Majors
“I keep accomplishing things, and maybe I’ve put too much pressure on myself,” Rahm said.
“Or maybe it’s just a few weeks I’m going to play bad a year, and it happens this year to be the majors.”
Rahm played the first two rounds at Quail Hollow Club with a pair of 28-year-olds, Rory McIlroy
and Rickie Fowler, both of whom have won the regular PGA Tour event here.
“When you keep things to yourself, sometimes it doesn’t get through the system, doesn’t get flushed out,” he said.
“I feel like Jon did a great job these last two days,” Fowler said.
“The funny part about my anger,” he said, “is that a lot of times when it comes out a little bit
and I get mad, it kind of fuels my fire and I end up playing some good golf
Then ranked 12th, Rahm said he had felt “a little bit of external pressure or expectations.”
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He added, “I think I wasn’t as comfortable as I could have been with the situation,
and maybe I grew a little more expectations or put more pressure on myself than I should have.”
Rahm tied for 27th at the Masters.