Rahm's Bomb Stuns D.J. In Dramatic BMW Playoff | Dog Leg News

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Tom Edrington

Tom Edrington spent the first 10 years of his misguided youth as a sports writer for the Tampa Tribune. His career brought him face to face with many of sports greatest stars -- Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Muhammad Ali, Don Shula, countless Hall of Fame NFL stars, more PGA Tour players than he can count. In 1980 he was honored by the Golf Writers Association of America for writing the best news story that year, his coverage of Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open victory at Baltusrol. Today, 36 years later, golf is still a great part of his life, thanks to competitive playing days and the wonderful people he has met on this fabulous journey.

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    baxter cepeda

    Definitely Rahms mentality after the gaff helped. Not the gaff, the mentality, which was very impressive from Rahm, whom we know has really struggled with his cool. People can say he has improved his cool but no one really knows how much progress until times like these. It’s very clear Incredible Progress has been made by Rahm.

    Rahm had his hands full catching a guy whom has done more soul searching than anyone in DJ by fixing personal issues, ball shape issues, wedge issues, putting issues.

    But lucky for Rahm his own soul searching, mainly learning to stay calm, is exactly what brought him back in the tournament, and is also the reason he was able to handle DJs heroics at 18 to then create a truly memorable moment draining that bomb in the playoff.

    It was truly amazing, mind blowing, the exact opposite of last week. It was DJ and Collin at Jacks all over again.

    We golf fans love that kind of stuff. We watch countless hours of golf weekly hoping for endings just like that.

    It gets us all excited about East Lake but the Us Open is definitely still glaring in the background.

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      baxter cepeda

      *JT and Collin

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      Tom Edrington

      Rhambo is now a married man and it probably helps to stay calm…..carries over to golf….he doesn’t want to throw a tantrum on the course then hear about it from the “Mrs.” afterward…

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        baxter cepeda

        Wife plays a part for sure.
        But he clearly has heard the critics, which were correct in analyzing his attitude was damaging not only his results, but his overall image.

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          Tom Edrington

          It’s called maturing….

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    RM

    Incredible finish. D.J.’s putt was one of the best pressure putts I’ve ever seen, and then Rahm tops it in the playoff?! Wow!

    Of course, anything can happen, and sorry Koepka isn’t going to be a factor, but it’s exciting to have two of the world’s best in top form coming into the Open. Also nice to see D.J. reasserting himself.

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      Tom Edrington

      Agree with you on all that, RM, as for Koepka, I thought it way back when and I still believe it now — needs surgery.

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