Jon Rahm on protesters at the Open: They don't want to get hit by a golf ball

“You don't want to disrupt play, which they're trying, so if it happens where I'm at, I'm obviously going to try to clean up"

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Jon Rahm on protesters at the Open: They don't want to get hit by a golf ball

Climate activist 'Just Stop Oil' have created huge problems recently at several sporting events. And the golf world is afraid that these activists will do the same at the Open Championship. Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the reaction of Jonny Bairstow, who 'removed' the activist from the field and caused mixed reactions.

Jon Rahm received interesting questions before the start of another Open. The reporters were interested in whether the Spaniard would do the same thing if one of the activists ran on the course. “Well, I don't know. I do have a reputation, so I hope they don't catch me on a bad hole,” he said with a laugh.

Jon Rahm would not like to experience a similar situation on the course, considering that his primary goal is to be as good as possible and show that he is a great player. “You don't want to disrupt play, which they're trying, so if it happens where I'm at, I'm obviously going to try to clean up as quickly as possible so we can resume play.

That's all I can say”.

Jon Rahm and his solution

Jon Rahm and others fear that the protesters will have more room to run given the size of the golf course. However, Rahm found a solution for such things and made many people laugh.

“They might have more room to run around (on a golf course) and do what they need to do, but what I can assure you is you don't want to get hit by a golf ball,” he said. “Whether it's on purpose or even by accident, you don't want to be caught in the middle of that”.

In any case, it will be interesting to follow this year's Open, where we can expect a lot. We will see if the activists will really decide on such things.

Source: Golfmonthly

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