Jon Rahm Misses Cut at US PGA Championship

At the 106th US PGA Championship, Jon Rahm’s unexpected exit at one under par shocked golf enthusiasts. While a record-breaking 78 players made the cut, Rahm missed out by a single shot. Explore Rahm’s disappointment and insights into his performance.

Golf Enthusiasts Surprised by Rahm’s Early Exit at US PGA Championship

Golf enthusiasts were surprised to see two-time major winner Jon Rahm among the high-profile casualties as the halfway cut was finalized in the 106th US PGA Championship. The cut fell at one under par after the second round was completed on Saturday morning, following a lengthy delay due to heavy fog.

A remarkable 78 players finished the first two rounds in red figures, surpassing the previous major championship record of 71 set at the 2006 Open at Royal Liverpool. However, Rahm missed the cut by a single shot, along with Matt Fitzpatrick and Ludvig Aberg, while Tiger Woods ended up tied for 133rd at seven over.

“Surprised,” Rahm said, “because of how I felt like I was hitting it in Australia and Singapore and in the week off before coming here, especially off the tee, hitting great drives, and that’s what’s been my downfall.”

The former world number one fought back from four over par after six holes on Thursday to card an opening 70, and was level par for the championship with four holes to play in round two. However, he was unable to find the necessary birdie to make the cut.

“I was just hoping to get one more and clear myself,” Rahm said. “When you’re playing bad you kind of need the extra motivation in some kind of way.”

Rahm’s performance in the majors since joining the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series has inevitably raised questions about whether his controversial switch was a mistake. However, former Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington does not believe Rahm is regretting his decision.

“I didn’t feel any buyer’s remorse out there,” Harrington said after a practice round with Rahm and Shane Lowry. “My own personal opinion is I’m kind of frustrated because at times I thought I knew what the situation was [in talks between golf’s rival factions], but it’s changed so much, every day it seems to change. It’s hard to get a handle on it.”

Harrington believes an independent mediator is needed to provide clarity and resolve the ongoing fractious situation in the sport.

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