WATCH: Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm Embrace Each Other in Heartwarming Moment

Published 11/21/2022, 3:09 AM EST

The golf world is coming up with new surprises every other day. And making it to the news recently were Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy, who showed amazing skills at the DP World Tour Championship. Rahm won the title and beat McIlroy in the spectacular game. However, the two showed a beautiful gesture after the game, making sure there was no heat between the two.

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Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy share a warm moment post-game

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Rory McIlroy is one of the most renowned golfers on the PGA Tour. The Northern-Irish professional has made tons of records on the field. However, he had to take the loss in the recent DP World Tour Championship against Jon Rahm. But his reaction towards Rahm after his victory was something no one had expected.

After the game, Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy were seen crossing paths on the field. And as soon as they came face to face, the golfers went in for a warm hug. McIlroy congratulated Rahm saying, “Good playing…Happy for you. Well done!”. While Rahm smiled and said, “Thank you! Glad I bet you once this year,” putting an awkward smile on McIlroy’s face.

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McIlroy finished in fourth place at the Dubai event and ended up being at the top rank on the DP World Tour for the fourth time. His finish got him the chance to get his hands on the Harry Vardon Trophy yet again. While Jon Rahm won the tournament for the third time in his career with a two-stroke victory over Tyrrell Hatton and Alex Noren.

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Rahm disagreed with McIlroy’s comments about the new OWGR system

In a recent interview, McIlroy expressed his views on how the updated OWGR system was the “fairest system” in the world of golf. In support of his claims, he explained that the number of points is decided based on field strength. However, Jon Rahm recently seemed to disagree with the golfer’s perspective.

Jun 17, 2022; Brookline, Massachusetts, USA; Jon Rahm plays his shot from the 18th tee during the second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In his reaction to the new OWGR rules, Rahm said that the new system was laughable. “I understand what they are trying to do with the depth of field, but having the best players in the world automatically makes the tournament better,” Rahm said. Therefore, according to him, the RSM Classic is a smaller tournament in comparison to the DP Tour event. However, despite both their perspectives on the situation, fans had their own understanding of the new system.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

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