Jon Rahm apologises to Kelley Cahill after TMI joke: "She can tell you!"

Jon Rahm had to apologise to his wife Kelley Cahill before the PGA Tour's Phoenix Open after he revealed his "souvenir" from when he became World No.1.

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Wed, 8 Feb 2023
Jon Rahm apologises to Kelley Cahill after TMI joke: "She can tell you!"

For the better part of a year, Jon Rahm has had a lot to say about the world rankings. 

Rahm has won twice already this year. He captured back-to-back wins at the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii and The American Express. 

He couldn't make history by winning three in a row as he slumped to a T-7 finish at Torrey Pines with an uncharacteristic final round of 74.

That came after he remarkably forced himself into contention when it looked likely he was going to miss the cut. 

If you consider the fact that Rahm also won the DP World Tour Championship last November following on from his Spanish Open victory then it's not unreasonable to accept Rahm's claim he is currently the best. 

Rahm has the chance to topple Rory McIlroy at the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale this week. 

In his pre-tournament press conference before the first full-field elevated event, Rahm was asked about the first time he ascended to the top of the world in 2020. 

Rahm had just won the Memorial at Jack's place. 

Does he have any souvenir, other than a trophy, from the first time he reached the top sot? 

Stifling a laugh, Rahm said: 

"No, I do. His name is Kepa. Sorry, Kelley, but yeah. She can tell you the story more than me. We suspect that it was that night."

Rahm's first son Kepa was born in April before the 2021 Masters. Last August, they welcomed Eneko Cahill Rahm into the family. 

"I hope they rein it in"

You'll likely know TPC Scottsdale is home to the famous par-3 16th hole. 

Last year rowdy fans (and admittedly some players) went overboard with the celebrations. 

PGA Tour pro Harry Higgs was subsequently fined for lifting up his shirt when he drained a par putt. 

Rahm is hopeful that the celebrations can be reined in a tad, though he concedes it's only one week a year. 

He said: 

"I didn't want to see the water bottle coming straight for my head from the third story, but I did see it, so hopefully those are things they rein back on and keep it strictly about the game, but again, those are things people don't want to deal with on a regular basis. It's one week a year, so I think a lot of us welcome it for one week."

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