‘Slow Finish’: Within Hours, Jon Rahm Responds to Rickie Fowler After Dumbfounding Revelation

Published 06/25/2023, 6:00 AM EDT

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As the 2023 Travelers Championship enters its final day, several players remain in contention for the prestigious trophy. One of them is 5-time PGA Tour winner Rickie Fowler, who took full advantage of the low-scoring conditions at the tournament venue on Saturday.

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After his round-three heroics, the 34-year-old opened up about a unique career achievement involving none other than Jon Rahm. Later, the World No. 2 also responded to Fowler’s claims, offering golf fans a glimpse into the beautiful camaraderie between the pair!

Jon Rahm reacts after Rickie Fowler makes a jaw-dropping revelation

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Last week, Rickie Fowler became the first-ever golfer to shoot a 62 in the history of the US Open. On Saturday, at the TPC River Highlands, he nearly became the 12th player on the PGA Tour to card a 59.

While he fell short of the incredible feat by mere inches, the Californian did record the lowest round of his career. The venue in Cromwell, Connecticut, which has seen a great number of low scores over the past few days, saw Fowler make eight birdies and one eagle for a 10-under par 60!

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However, it turns out the golfer has indeed recorded a sub-60 score in the past. “A few years back, Rahm and I were playing,” shared Fowler during his post-third round press conference. “I think I ended up winning the match one-up. I shot 59. He shot 60.”

The 2023 Masters winner also confirmed Fowler’s tale of a grinding head-to-head match on Twitter. Responding to a tweet by @GolfDigest, Rahm wrote, “I confirm this; if I remember correctly, we were both -11 through 14, slow finish.

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Rahm’s run in the Travelers Championship came to an abrupt end on Friday. After shooting rounds of 67–71, the Spaniard ended up missing his first PGAT cut in almost two years! Meanwhile, other than Fowler, the likes of Keegan Bradley, Chez Reavie, and Patrick Cantlay are also favorites to win the designated event this year.

Keegan Bradley and Chez Reavie lead the charge at the Travelers Championship

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On Saturday, Keegan Bradley shot a 6-under 64 to maintain the lead in the 2023 Travelers Championship. The 2011 PGA Championship winner also broke the tournament’s 54-hole scoring record at 21-under. The previous record was 18-under, set by Brendan Todd in 2020.

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Sitting one shot behind Bradley is Chez Reavie. The American will enter the final round at 20-under after finishing his third-round 63 with an impressive birdie on the 18th. Meanwhile, World No. 4 Patrick Cantlay is currently solo third and stands at 16-under after posting a stellar 61. Golfers Rickie Fowler, Adam Scott, and Denny McCarthy are six shots behind Bradley at T4 and will be going into the last day of the event at 15-under.

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What did you think of Rickie Fowler’s amazing performance at the TPC River Highlands on Saturday? What has been your favorite moment from the Travelers Championship so far? Tell us in the comments!

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