PGA Tour caddie thanks Jon Rahm for porta-potties in Hawaii
When you gotta go, you gotta go. Jon Rahm understands this and used all of his sway to attempt to add more porta-potties for golfers at PGA Tour venues. It may seem small, but there’s nothing more pressing when the moment strikes. He may have abandoned ship and joined LIV but he’s certainly made his mark.
“I can tell you right now my priorities are a lot lower than what a lot of people would think,” the Spaniard said heading into the FedEx St. Jude Championship back in August. “If I have to— if I go by request—I know this is going to sound very stupid, but as simple as having a freaking porta-potty on every hole. I know it sounds crazy, but I can’t choose when I have to go to the bathroom. I’ve told the tour this many times, as simple as that.”
And then, his prayers were answered. In November, the PGA Tour shared a memo about enhancements for the 2024 season, most notably ‘Player Restrooms’ getting its own section in the directive. Beginning next year, tournament venues will be required to have a total of eight restrooms with four on the front nine and another four on the back nine.
Put a Jon Rahm statue next to those outhouses, especially at The Sentry, as caddie Aaron Flener went out of his way to thank the World No. 3 for his request.
This is now Rahm’s legacy. He has saved lives … and pants. J.T. Poston’s caddie is an admirer of Rahm’s forever and if someone needs to go at Kapalua’s Plantation Course this week, they’ll know who to thank.
Rory McIlroy's sparring match with LIV Golf might have finally concluded, but the No. 1 struggle that came to a satisfactory conclusion is clearly Rahm's vs. Not Enough Public Toilets. It's that can-do attitude that we should all bring with us into 2024. A martyr for our times.