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:
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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