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July 20, 2020

Tour pro has hilariously NSFW response to controversial Jon Rahm ruling

Prior to hitting what was arguably the shot of his career to date, CBS cameras captured Jon Rahm tamping down some grass behind his ball with his wedge. The Spaniard proceeded to hole out for birdie on Muirfield Village’s par-3 16th, a shocking turn of events considering he had been leaking oil for much of the back nine.

Equally shocking was the fact that CBS, Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo, who would normally avoid the controversial footage entirely, went all in on it. Naturally, that sent social media into a frenzy, with many tweeting out the video and questioning if Rahm’s ball had moved. It did ever so slightly, as Faldo adamantly pointed out.

Rahm was eventually hit with a two-stroke penalty, but ultimately, it did not matter. Instead of winning by five strokes over Ryan Palmer, he won by three, capturing his fourth PGA Tour title in dominant fashion. But, Golf Twitter is still gonna Golf Twitter. Debates over whether the ball moved or didn’t and how absurd some golf rules are raged on long after the final putt.

But the best take of all came from journeyman tour pro Mark Hubbard, who finished 72nd in the Memorial following a final-round 80. Hubbard’s round was long over when the Rahm video began circulating, so he had time to watch the coverage and comment on the controversial ruling if he felt like it.

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Comment he did. Recently retired pro Colt Knost quote tweeted the video saying “I don’t think it moved,” referring to Rahm’s ball. Hubbard chimed in with a hilariously NSFW response:

Ok then!

I don’t think I need to get into specifics about what Hubbard is saying here, but I will say it’s quite the sign of respect to Rahm. Okay, sorry for that image. Great shot, better response from Hubbard. Nothing further, your honor.