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Bob HarigESPN Senior Author
- Senior golf creator for ESPN.com
- Covered golf for more than 20 years
- Earned Evans Scholarship to support Indiana College
Jon Rahm is belief about amongst the favorites to purchase the Masters in about a weeks, but the golfer talked about that recommendation must plot with an asterisk: His wife, Kelley, is attempting ahead to the couple’s first youngster.
“All I will assert is if anybody’s thinking of having a wager on me [at] the Masters, perchance deem about it twice because of there is a probability I even must precise turn round and leave that week,” Rahm talked about Tuesday at Austin (Texas) Country Membership, where he’s playing in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship.
“Up to now as I am alive to, Kelley and the cramped one are doing worthwhile, so or not it is approaching. She is due April 10 to the 12th. So as that is her due date, or not it is environment up.
“I hear every form of reports, from other folks asserting, ‘Oh, the first one is persistently late,’ to other folks assert, ‘effectively, no, mine were early,’ this and that. So I fabricate not know. I am fascinated by it. I am attempting to take it sooner or later at a time. And I will order you I am ready to head at any moment’s take a look at. If it occurs at the moment, I will depart to the resort and be long previous fleet.”
Rahm, 26, who’s from Spain and attended Arizona Assert, lives in Scottsdale. He’s ranked third on this planet and tied for seventh in November on the 2020 Masters, even handed one of three top-10s he has posted in the match in four attempts. He additionally has two other top-10s in majors, on the side of five PGA Tour match titles.
At the Match Play this week, Rahm is scheduled to play Ryan Palmer, Shane Lowry and Sebastian Munoz in the team stage of the match.
“I am precise hoping every thing goes effectively,” he talked about. “I’ve talked about it before: If I even must depart any match, I will leave. If I even must depart this week, confidently it would not plot after I am in the final and I precise must depart after nine holes. I imply, that is most likely to be unlucky for the winner, but it surely is what it is. Being a father is worthy more crucial than any golf match would ever be, so that is my where my head is correct now.”