Span­ish golf star Rahm needs to keep his cool

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

RIS­ING Span­ish star Jon Rahm ad­mits he was “deeply em­bar­rassed” by his be­hav­iour dur­ing the US Open and con­cedes he needs to keep his emo­tions in check in fu­ture.

Since turn­ing pro­fes­sional less than a year ago, Rahm has claimed his first PGA Tour ti­tle and racked up a string of im­pres­sive per­for­mances, with his run­ners- up fin­ish in the Dean and Deluca In­vi­ta­tional in May pro­pel­ling him into the world’s top 10 for the first time.

How­ever, the 22- year- old made head­lines for the wrong rea­sons on his way to miss­ing the cut in the US Open last month, throw­ing and kick­ing clubs in a shock­ing dis­play.

He also hurled a bunker rake and punched a tee marker in a petu­lant out­burst days at the Erin Hills course.

“I do like to feel my emo­tions,” Rahm said ahead of the Ir­ish Open at Port­stew­art, where he com­peted in the 2014 Am­a­teur Cham­pi­onship.

Jon Rahm of Spain.

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