‘I really don’t want to be here’: Jon Rahm’s take on interview after third round of PGA Championship

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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. – Say what you will about Jon Rahm, but he is certainly honest and doesn’t shy from his emotional nature.

The world No. 3 has had a short fuse all week in the 103rd PGA Championship on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, his putter the main culprit for the steam coming out of his ears on occasion.

After opening with 72-75 to stand at 3 over heading into the weekend, Rahm couldn’t mount a charge to give himself a chance on Sunday. He bogeyed the last two holes and ended with an even-par 72.

After signing his scorecard, he was asked to go to the outdoor quick quote area. He was likely wondering why he was being summoned but he agreed. And then the first question dealt with course conditions and whether they were ripe for scoring for the leaders in the third round.

Take it away, Mr. Rahm.

“I don’t know, and I don’t care, to be honest,” he said. “I hit the ball tee to green as well as I could have for the most part and barely made any putts. And yeah, I’m not really happy, and to be honest, being in 40th place and finishing bogey-bogey like that, I really don’t want to be here right now.

“I mean, clearly the scores are out there. It’s very doable right now – 68, 67 is out there, it’s possible. I had a very good chance. I just couldn’t make a putt.”

Tell us how you really feel, Jon? And with that, the interview was done, and Rahm was gone.

Really, what else was there to ask?

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