Jon Rahm picked up the first Masters win of his career and, while celebrating winning the green jacket, jokingly blamed Super Bowl champion Zach Ertz for his poor start to the first round.
The Arizona Cardinals tight end sent Rahm a text before his first hole, which he four-putted. Fortunately, the Spain native got it back with two birdies in a row. Before his front nine was up, Rahm was back at 3-under and his hot streak was just beginning.
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«He texted me, and I’m going to paraphrase, that he said, ‘That first green looks like a walk in the park right now,’ 10 minutes before he four-putted to start the tournament,» Rahm said while speaking. at the post-tournament festivities. «So thanks, Zach. Don’t ever do that again, please.»
Ertz confirmed the story and did not back down.
«I apologize for absolutely nothing!» he wrote on Twitter. «You can expect these text messages to keep going, my friend! Congratulations!»
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Retired NFL star JJ Watt showed off the text messages.
«The first hole green looks like a walk in the park,» Ertz wrote in a text message.
This is Rahm’s first career Masters win, adding the second of four races to his career win list. He won the US Open in 2021. He is also the second player from Spain to win two different majors, joining legend Seve Ballesteros.
Rahm shot a final-round 69, which included four birdies, to finish at 12-under.
Meanwhile, Brooks Koepka fell apart on this long Sunday.
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He held a four-shot lead over the rest of the field when he returned to Augusta National to finish his third round that was called off due to inclement weather on Saturday.
Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.