NUGGETS FROM NEW YORK: Jon Rahm has a furious comeback at the US PGA Championship, LIV rebels get another frosty reception… and Tom Kim falls up to his chest in mud!
- There were many twists and turns during the US PGA Championship major
- Jon Rahm is angry again, there’s a Block party and Tom Kim falls in the swamp
- below, Mail SportsRiath Al-Samarrai brings you some nuggets from New York
There were many twists and turns at the US PGA Championship this weekend.
At the time of writing, LIV rebel Brooks Koepka leads as he enters the back nine.
While young Norwegian Viktor Hovland, 25, is on his tail at Oak Hill.
But the year’s second major wasn’t short of ups and downs elsewhere, with Jon Rahm once again upset, an unexpected Block party and an unfortunate golfer who fell into a swamp.
And at the bottom, Mail SportsRiath Al-Samarrai brings you some nuggets from New York.
Spain’s Jon Rahm (right) largely kept his temper but suffered another setback
There were many moments when some questioned whether the brutal course was too tough
Rahm’s anger returned again
Jon Rahm has always had the capacity to explode but it has been largely curbed over the last few years.
Here, there was a return. On Saturday, he bashed a microphone at five and scolded a camera crew at eight!
It’s a Block party
The feelgood narrative of the tournament was provided by Michael Block. The 46-year-old started the final round tied for eighth.
Just last month he played a Senior-Junior tournament where his prize for ninth place was $185, minus the $110 entry fee.
The feelgood narrative of the tournament was given by 46-year-old Michael Block (right)
For pure comedy and slapstick comedy, a few moments on the golf course will rival what happened to Tom Kim on Thursday’s sixth.
In an attempt to retrieve the lost ball, he falls into the swamp and is covered in mud up to his chest!
The unfortunate Tom Kim fell into a swamp on Thursday and got up covered in mud up to his chest
Cool reception by the rebels
It’s been another great week for the LIV brigade but they remain a divisive topic.
Look no further than what was played before the opening tee shots of Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka on Saturday, when both were booed.
LIV Rebels Bryson DeChambeau (left) and Brooks Koepka (right) are both booed while teeing off
Is the brutal course too difficult?
The East Course at Oak Hill has gotten positive reviews, but it’s a harsh one.
There were many moments when the fast, narrow fairways spat out a seemingly good tee shot into the massive thick rough, raising the question of whether the margins between success and failure were a fraction tight.