No self-respecting journalist wants to ask a question of one of the great players that has been asked before and, for a moment, it seemed that I was guilty of just that. Mirabile dictu, the question was one which Jon Rahm had never heard before and apparently liked. Perhaps because it had given him an opportunity to speak out about how his short swing was down to having been born with a club foot.
The question followed a spiel in his pre-Open media interview in which he was saying that he tends not to fiddle with his swing when he is at a tournament.
“If you're searching for a swing during a major championship week, it's usually a red flag for me,” he said. “That's just the way I choose to do things. … It’s a little different for me because I haven’t actively tried to change my swing in over 10 years. I have the swing I have. I’ve gotten more mobile and stronger in some parts of my swing, so that might slightly change it, but I have unique parts and certain unique, say, physical limitations that let me swing the way I swing and ...
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