Jon Rahm warns golf fans NOT to bet on him at The Masters

Jon Rahm is one of the favourites to win The Masters in April, but he has warned punters to think twice before betting on him.

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021
Jon Rahm warns golf fans NOT to bet on him at The Masters

Jon Rahm has warned any golf fans that were thinking of betting on him for The Masters to reconsider, as he may have to leave Augusta during the tournament as his wife is expected to give birth to their first child.

You can currently bet on the Spaniard to win the first major of the year at odds of 11/1, with only Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and World No.1 Dustin Johnson ahead of Rahm with the bookmakers.

Rahm is still searching for his first major title and many believe The Masters will be the first of many that he claims over the course of his career, but the World No.3 said he is ready to attend to his pregnant wife Kelly, no matter what tournament he's playing in.

"I'm not going to disclose too much," said Rahm ahead of this week's WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. "All I can say is if anybody's thinking of a betting on me on the Masters, maybe think about it twice because there's a chance I have to just turn around and leave that week.

"As far as I'm concerned, Kelly and the baby are doing great, so it is approaching. I mean, she is due April 10th to the 12th. So that's her due date, so yeah, it's coming up.

"I'm excited about it. I'm trying to take it one day at a time and I can tell you I'm ready to go at any moment's notice, to be honest. If it happens today, I can go to the hotel and be gone quick. So happy about it. That's all I can say.

"I've said it before; if I have to leave any event, I'll leave. If I have to leave this week, hopefully it doesn't come when I'm in the final and I just have to leave after nine holes. I mean, that would be unfortunate for the winner, but it is what it is. Being a father is much more important than any golf event would ever be, so that's my head right now."

Rahm is in Group 3 for the WGC Match Play event at Austin Country Club this week, where he will face Ryan Palmer, Sebastian Munoz and reigning Open Champion Shane Lowry.

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