‘Comparisons Don’t Fit In’: Golf World Becomes Furious After Bizarre Jon Rahm and Tiger Woods Comparison

Published 01/24/2023, 10:00 AM EST

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One thing that remains constant in every sport, or for that matter, in life, is change. With each new generation, a new star emerges, giving the sport a new direction and height. Tiger Woods dominated the golfing world in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now, few players have struck as much fear in their competitors as Tiger did. Jon Rahm is one such name appearing on the leaderboard these days. The debate over whether Tiger Woods will be able to break Jack Nicklaus‘ all-time major championship record is now history. Read more to learn about the current topic of debate in golf, ignited by a Twitter handle named Flushing It.

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Is Jon Rahm, the next biggest name after Tiger Woods?

Rahm’s intimidating presence on the tour is because his aggressive and relentless playing style. He has a reputation for being a clutch player and has a knack for delivering in big moments. This is evident in his record of winning multiple tournaments in sudden death playoffs. With just one month into the new year, Rahm has registered two wins under his name out of the three tournaments that have been played. Clearly, 2023 is proving to be a charm for the right-handed golfer.

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With his top-notch performance, Rahm has stirred a debate in the entire golf community. Is he the next rising star who inspires fear in his opponents? A Twitter handle named Flushing It wrote, “Since Tiger, no player has had such an effect on their competitors when their name appears on a leaderboard like Rahm does. Tbf, I’d bottle it if he was chasing me down too. El Mejer

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This Twitter post was flooded with fan comments. Some fans of Tiger Woods took it as an offence. While others had different names in mind for the rising star of the generation. Well, it is clearly an open discussion. Read more to see what fans had to say about the tweet.

Fans Reacting to a tweet comparing Jon Rahm to Tiger Woods

While reacting to an opinionated tweet by Flushing It, one twitter account holder, Greg Chalmers mockingly wrote, “I don’t even have to check with my peers,there is nothing like the feeling of “the Greggy” stalking you from somewhere around 60th place on the final day#lookout59th.” Another Twitter account named John Maginnes, tweeted, “Tiger only had 30 more wins than Rahm by the age of 28… @TigerWoods comparisons don’t fit the conversation these days… Maybe someday … But not today.

Another fan of Tiger Woods tweeted, “Nice idea — and I understand why people want to compare. But it’s not even remotely close. Tiger was / is the needle.” Another account questioning the credibility of the statement commented, “How do you know this is true?” A fan of Jon Rahm tweeted, “There must be a few guys in the conversation. Anyone with double-figure wins and a major, for instance. Scottie being on the leaderboard is weird. He just sort of laughs and giggles his way to the top. Rahm walks around like a sniper.” Another twitter account tweeted, “On Sunday Rahm had a lot of luck as well as a lot of presence. Luck does not seem to be evenly distributed. Player may have summed it up, however, “the more practice the luckier I got

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What do you have to say about it? Do you agree that Rahm is the next biggest name after Tiger Woods? Write down your answers in our comment section below.

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Written by:

Manisha Upadhyay

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Manisha is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. A Philosophy graduate, she possesses a writing experience of over 2 years now. Having picked up on the sport for quite some time now, Manisha looks up to Tiger Woods and admires his fortitude and charisma.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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