Jon Rahm fires back at 'career happiness' question before US Open

Jon Rahm insisted he is happy and suggested reporters are trying to paint the picture that the Spaniard is 'playing bad' ahead of the 2024 US Open.

Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm

An injured Jon Rahm insisted he is very happy with his career on the eve of the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst. 

Rahm - who provided a grim injury update before the third men's major of the year - told reporters on Tuesday that the media are trying to paint a picture of the Spaniard 'playing badly'. 

The 2023 Masters champion was quick to point out that he's had two 'poor' results this year.

Though his critics would suggest that they came, crucially, at Augusta National and the PGA Championship at Valhalla where he missed the cut. 

Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm

Rahm joined the breakaway LIV Golf League last December for a reported half a billion dollars and at times you would be forgiven for thinking he might have just a tinge of buyer's remorse.

For example, he has expressed frustration with the league's format, imploring LIV to switch to a traditional 72 holes. 

He has also expressed sadness at missing certain PGA Tour events, such as the flagship Players Championship and WM Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. 

Rahm has also stated that he thought his decision to switch allegiances would expedite negotiations between the North American circuit and LIV's Saudi backers. 

Jon Rahm
Jon Rahm

"I'm in a happy place," Rahm said firmly when asked by one reporter his current level of career happiness right now. 

"It's not like I've been playing bad, even though a lot of you make it sound like I'm playing bad. I had two bad weeks." 

The reporter was quick to point out that wasn't his implication with the question. 

Rahm added: "No, not you. 

"I've been top-10 and had a chance to win in most of the tournaments I've played, and then unfortunately [at] Augusta and [the] PGA wasn't my best showings. But yeah, I'm happy.

"I mean, it's been a wonderful career so far. And yeah, it hasn't been the best first half of the year, but there's been many times where I haven't had a great start, but that doesn't mean you can't have a great finish."

Rahm will be playing the first two rounds of the 2024 US Open alongside Hideki Matsuyama and Jordan Spieth

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