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

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Jon Rahm, like most life golf Defectors who chose to play for the Renegade Series had their PGA Tour card suspended upon leaving the organization.

Rahm claimed Tuesday that he still… pga tour member – suspended or not – and condemned the notion that he was playing for “the other side”. According to Awful Announcing, it was a comment that angered Golf Channel analysts.


Jon Rahm of Spain speaks during a press conference during the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Aaron Oberholser was highly critical of Rahm’s comments.

“He didn’t understand it,” he said. “To this day, he doesn’t understand it. This is a guy who wanted a position or wanted to be listened to, as I understand it. Either a Board position, policy board, he wanted to be heard on this whole thing before he went to LIV and I feel like he wasn’t heard as much as he should have been, and now, I’m glad he’s in that position. It wasn’t because he doesn’t understand it.

“To be honest, I’m offended by it … by the level of naivete – that you didn’t get it. You still don’t get it. You took 500 large, and then you’ll sit there and tell me, ‘Oh, you Still feel like a PGA Tour member? I want to support the PGA Tour. I mean, I want to wring his neck through the television. I’m so mad at him. Every player in that locker room on the PGA Tour.”

Aaron Oberholser in Hawaii

Aaron Oberholser looks on during the first round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua Golf Club’s Plantation Course on January 3, 2019 in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Violence or not, Rahm will still be looking to win his first PGA Championship. His best performance came in 2018, when he finished fourth.

After dismissing rumors for more than a year about potentially leaving for the Saudi-backed series, Rahm announced in December 2023 that he was leaving the PGA Tour for LIV Golf.

Jon Rahm signs autographs

Spain’s Jon Rahm signs his autograph to a fan during a practice round ahead of the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club on May 13, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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he hasn’t had to do it yet Pick up a LIV Golf Win but is second in the points table behind Joaquin Niemann.

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