The scene took place during the last PGA Championship, in May of last year. ESPN's 'SportsCenter' host Sage Steele was hit in the face by a ball after a missed tee shot by Jon Rahm on the 3rd hole of the first round. After much pain, bewilderment and some blood, Steele was taken to hospital, where it was confirmed that she had eight knocked-out teeth.
Jon Rahm, statements
Now the journalist has been able to chat about that incident with the Spanish golfer. The 'Barrika Lion' has explained that he did not hear anything that day about what happened to his ball before hitting it again.
"When they told me what happened, I couldn't believe it. I'm sorry," Jon apologized. Sage, recounted: "While hiding behind a tree, I no longer had any teeth in my mouth." The presenter joked: "Then I looked up and saw you on the field.
I thought the least you could do for me was birdie, but you didn't." Rahm, replied: "I have to say you're tough as nails. Jesus Christ! I hit him hard; the ball was going fast. But no, I didn't birdie and I think I had a chance to do it." The Basque golfer even praised the good work done by the doctors: "But I can't believe how good you look after that, my God." The communicator continued joking: "Now I have eight beautiful new teeth; This is a victory." Jon Rahm Rodríguez (Barrika, November 10, 1994) is a Spanish golfer.
Already number 1 in the world rankings of amateur golf, for a record 60 weeks, he reached the first place of the official ranking after winning the Memorial Tournament in July 2020, then returning to occupy the top position following the victory of the U.S. Open in June 2021: he was the first Spaniard to triumph in the prestigious tournament.