These Guys Are Good
Even Jon Rahm couldn't believe he made this absurd putt at Riviera
We've seen some incredible putts from Jon Rahm in the relatively short time he's been a pro. Most golf fans can probably remember two long tournament-winning putts off the top of their heads: Torrey Pines in 2016 and last year's BMW Championship. But the World's No. 2 golfer even surprised himself on Thursday at the 2021 Genesis Invitational.
Rahm's opening round at Riviera didn't include many highlights—he had just two birdies and one bogey to shoot 70—but he drained one of the season's most unlikely putts. And provided one of the year's best reactions.
It came on the par-4 seventh hole after Rahm's approach shot found the back of the green. Technically, it went down as a 33-foot putt, but considering the 20-feet-plus of break Rahm allowed for, we're estimating the ball traveled about twice as far before slamming—and we mean slamming—into the back of the cup. Check it out:
Bang. You can hear Rahm scoff as the putt drops and before he nearly drops in what we'd describe as more of relief than celebration. Again, that ball had some serious PACE on it if it didn't go in.
But it did go in. And that's why he's Jon Rahm—and we're just the ones watching him do Jon Rahm things.