Jon Rahm admitted "at this point I don't care" if he wins the Farmers Insurance Open on the PGA Tour and doesn't replace Rory McIlroy as the World No. 1.
Rahm was in danger of missing the cut in at Torrey Pines after he saw his streak of 12 consecutive under par rounds come to an end on Thursday with an uncharacteristic 1-over par 73 in California.
He let the F bombs fly as he struggled to gain momentum. Rahm shifted gears on Friday and now has Sam Ryder firmly in his sights.
Depending on results elsewhere, Rahm could also return to the summit of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Both he and McIlroy expressed polar opposite points of view before the DP World Tour Championship.
Rahm previously described the OWGR system as "laughable". He feels he has been the best player in the world since last August.
And who can blame him. Four wins in six worldwide starts. Soon to be five in seven?
Now, though? Will he care if he returns to the top?
What did Rory McIlroy say about the OWGR system?
McIlroy claimed he believed the OWGR is the "fairest system right now", although he laughed at the dilemma facing the LIV Golf players.
In November, he said:
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