Jon Rahm hypes up potential of playing with Tyrrell Hatton at Ryder Cup

Jon Rahm misunderstands reporter's question about BMW PGA partners, but then hypes up Ryder Cup partnership with Tyrrell Hatton.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023
Jon Rahm hypes up potential of playing with Tyrrell Hatton at Ryder Cup

Jon Rahm hyped up the possibility of playing alongside Tyrrell Hatton at the Ryder Cup albeit that was after misunderstanding a reporter's question ahead of the BMW PGA

Rahm was quizzed by a journalist in the media centre on this thoughts about playing with Hatton and Nicolai Hojgaard for the first two rounds of the DP World Tour's flagship tournament of the season at Wentworth this week.

Only the World No.3 thought the reporter had spilled the beans on his fourballs and foursomes partners at the Ryder Cup in two weeks' time at Marco Simone in Rome. 

"Well, you know more than I do," said a shocked Rahm, who was soon corrected on the reporter's question. 

"Oh, this week? Oh, sorry, I thought you meant next week. (Laughter) I thought, you know more than I do. This week, yeah, yeah.

"I haven't seen a lot of Nicolai. The little bit I've seen, he's quite an impressive ball-striker. I was very impressed for a 21-year-old how talented he is to play this game. He's been on tour a few years and he has a lot of potential.

"Tyrrell, what to say about him; he's accomplished a lot already. He's somebody that can perform in any kind of golf course and any kind of condition and perform at the biggest stages, right."

Rahm continued his high praise of Hatton:

"Every time he's near the lead, he always tends to perform well under pressure, right. Those little moments that he's shown, that chip-in in Turkey in the playoff to keep it going; the final round of the Players, was it this year, that shot he hit on 18 to make birdie and post, I don't know if it was 64, 63, 65 in the hurricane was absolutely impressive, and many more of the amazing wins he's accomplished.
"So he's somebody that has the character to make the putt when he needs to putt, right. He did it last time at Whistling Straits, making birdie on 18 when he needed to make it. Yeah, he's obviously somebody with a ton of potential."

GolfMagic recently discussed potential Team Europe foursomes and fourballs, one of which included Rahm with Hatton.

Rahm, Hatton and Hojgaard tee off at 7.40am on Thursday.

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