Dustin Johnson Finally Responds to Jon Rahm’s ‘Goldfish’ Comment

Published 08/31/2021, 5:20 PM EDT
Aug 28, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Dustin Johnson looks on from the first green during the third round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Last week at the 2021 BMW Championship, Jon Rahm carded an opening-round 64. In the post-round interview, they asked him how he was able to bounce back so quickly after a disappointing finish at the Northern Trust. And Rahm instantly replied that the goldfish is the happiest animal in the world because he has a 10-second memory. That was also the key to his mindset. Furthermore, Rahm identified Dustin Johnson as a goldfish on the PGA Tour. 

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Rahm, of course, referenced “Ted Lasso,” the popular Apple TV series starring Jason Sudeikis, about a small-time coach, where he is hired to train a professional soccer team in England. 

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Dustin Johnson confirms Jon Rahm’s statement

Jul 22, 2021; Blaine, Minnesota, USA; Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway on the 15th hole during the first round of the 3M Open golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Rahm had said, “I must say, for all those Ted Lasso fans out there, be a goldfish. If you haven’t seen the show, you’ve just got to check it out. I feel like almost everybody knows.… Basically, the happiest animal in the world is a goldfish. You know why? He’s got a 10-second memory.”

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Moreover, a reporter asked a follow-up question that, who’s the best goldfish on the PGA Tour? “Oh, without a doubt, Dustin Johnson,” Rahm said. “He has the ability to forget unfortunate moments better than anyone else.”

Meanwhile, on Saturday after round 3 at the 2021 BMW Championship, the media quizzed Dustin Johnson. A reporter asked him why goldfishes are the happiest animal in the world. But DJ didn’t know the answer. However, after getting to know that it’s a goldfish since has no memory, Dustin seemed to relate to it totally. “Well,” he said. “I don’t really have one either.” 

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Furthermore, DJ had a great BMW Championship, and after a long time, it looked like he is slowly getting his rhythm back. Dustin finished T6 with a score of -20 and was impressive throughout the week. And going into the Tour Championship, where he’s the defending champion, Dustin Johnson has a big gap to fill. He will start his event with a score of -3 and is seven strokes behind the leader. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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