What has upset Jon Rahm now? "At this point, I don't care!"

Jon Rahm admitted he was past caring about returning to the World No.1 spot as he bids to make history on the PGA Tour. 

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Sat, 28 Jan 2023
What has upset Jon Rahm now? "At this point, I don't care!"

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. 

Rahm is now bidding to become the first player since Dustin Johnson in 2017 to win three in a row on the PGA Tour

Depending on results elsewhere, Rahm could also return to the summit of the Official World Golf Ranking. 

Rahm has not hidden how frustrated he is with the current system, and it's nothing to do with LIV Golf League players tumbling down the rankings. 

Both he and McIlroy expressed polar opposite points of view before the DP World Tour Championship. 

Related: Pelley on McIlroy and Rahm's disagreement

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?

Rahm said:

"No. If I win again tomorrow and I don't get to No. 1, at this point I don't care."

He continued: 

"I truly could not care any less if I did. I'll get the chance to do something incredible and whether the ranking says I'm one or two or three, it doesn't matter. It will be something very, very special."

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

"I think it's the fairest system that you can come up with right now. And a lot of work went into that, five years of algorithms and analysis and work went on into the system, so it's not as if it changed overnight.
"A lot has gone into it. It's the best one that we can come up with right now, and I think it will take a while. It will take another 18 months for it to play out because everyone gets two years into the rolling system.
"It's a little bit -- as it's being rolled out, there's a little bit of discrepancy, but once we get two years into it and have the minimum divisor and all the events."

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