Jon Rahm asked to sign strange item for fan at The American Express

Jon Rahm's fans flocked to see him after the third round of The American Express and one woman asked the Spaniard to sign a peculiar item for her...

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Sun, 22 Jan 2023
Jon Rahm asked to sign strange item for fan at The American Express

Sometimes, when you are confronted with one of your favourite golfers and you are unprepared to take their autograph, you need to improvise.

Anything in your pocket will do. Perhaps you have a handkerchief or a tissue stuffed away or the hat on your head or a glove will do. As long as you have the memory to last you.

The majority of golfers arrive at the signing area equipped with a hat or a flag that they've just paid a fortune for at the tournament store. But this person didn't think of that.

While Jon Rahm was signing items for his fans after the third round of The American Express on Saturday, one woman perfectly improvised and took out a credit card receipt for the Spaniard to write on.

Why not? She can now frame that receipt or keep it in a special place. Autographs are things of the past in this selfie generation we find ourselves in, so credit to her (no pun intended).

When one person said "he's signed weirder," Rahm responded with "I'm not sure about that." It could be the fan's most treasured credit card receipt of all if Rahm was to go on and win his ninth PGA Tour title later today.

The World No.4 (let's not go there) is currently tied with PGA Tour rookie Davis Thompson on 23-under with one round remaining at the Stadium Course in La Quinta.

Rahm's 65 took him level with Thompson who has been mightily impressive with his eagle-making antics in California. We are set for an exciting Sunday with Tom Kim five shots behind too.

Rahm could make it four wins in his last six starts worldwide. His last 10 rounds on Tour amount to 62-under, the best-ever score over this stretch since records began in 1983.