April 9, 2022
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Q. Tell us a little bit about today and what didn't work and the feel.
JON RAHM: It was just frustrating. Front nine I played good golf. Actually, I could say through 10, 11, even 14 tee, I played good golf. It just felt like it was a lot of swings that -- you know, wind gusts and things like that that didn't get rewarded.
Shots like the second shot on 9, second shot into 14, where the wind instead of helping the ball, just knocked it down. Cost me two shots, two good shots.
I played good early on. I gave myself a lot of chances, just couldn't make some putts and I couldn't get it going. But definitely wasn't bad. I struggled a little bit with the swing towards the end and that noticed, but it's always nice to make a putt on 18.
Q. How much do you think you can enjoy the round tomorrow? And what will you do with that?
JON RAHM: Finally tomorrow is supposed to be an okay day, so hopefully I can get it going. I'm just a slight momentum shift away from posting a good score. It's not far away, and it can happen. Not that I'm going to win, but I think if I can have a fun, good day tomorrow, get as close as possible to the top ten, and that's about it.
Q. I just wanted to ask you about Scottie for one second and your evaluation of his swing, specifically his footwork.
JON RAHM: I don't really have much to say, honestly. Resemblance of Greg Norman's footwork, right? That sliding right foot. I think a lot of people like to point out the unusual stuff in somebody's swing, but clearly it helps him deliver the club face the way he needs to.
It works for each one of us, right? It does look a little odd. It does look like he's sliding, but the left foot is planted, and his body moves through the way it's supposed to move through. So it works.
Q. Do you think it's something that can be taught or you just have it or you don't?
JON RAHM: You can't teach that. No, it's unteachable. If you try, you'd probably end up hurting people. Matthew Wolff's swing, again, unteachable. If you try, you end up hurting yourself. Same with a bowed wrist. You can learn a bowed wrist, but if it's not natural to you, it will hurt you.
There's a lot of things in a person's swing that just comes natural and you can't really teach it. It can't be a coincidence that two great ball strikers, Greg Norman and himself, have that in common. There's got to be a reason why it's functional.
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