John Rahm says the 2022 critical comments were cathartic

For those who thought John Rahm’s on-course comments about The American Express might keep the Spanish superstar out of the action this year, Rahm says that was certainly never a consideration.

“Obviously it’s a great event for me and it has a lot of history with Arnie’s legacy here as well,” said Ram. “I’ve loved it every time I’ve come here, despite what I said on the golf course last year. This is just a player coming out of some frustration.”

Ram was caught last year walking from hole to hole saying the tournament was a putting competition, adding a few select words to his comments. He later explained that tournament pins in pro locations do not place more bonuses on strong iron play, which is one of Ram’s strengths. Ram won the championship in 2018 on the same three courses used last year and this year.

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Three golfers have finished in the top 10 on American Express in each of the past two years. You might have expected Patrick Cantlay to be in that group, but the other two are Brian Harman and Francesco Molinari. Harman is a two-time winner and most recently won the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship and has 26 top 10 players on tour since the start of the 2017-18 season, the most by any winless player in that span. Molinari tied for sixth was his top ten finish on the PGA Tour last year. Cantlay won twice last season and his 12 wins finish in the top 10 in 2021-22. Si Woo Kim barely missed out on joining that group, as he won the 2021 event and finished 11th in 2022.

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