He said he had felt the strain building at the Masters in April. Then ranked 12th, Rahm said he had felt “a little bit of external pressure or expectations.”
He added, “I think I wasn’t as comfortable as I could have been with the situation, and maybe I grew a little more expectations or put more pressure on myself than I should have.”
Rahm tied for 27th at the Masters. He then missed the cut at the United States Open, becoming so frustrated in the process that he unleashed a stream of expletives, slammed clubs into the ground and squared off on a tee sign. Rahm regrouped to tie for 44th at the British Open, but he wasn’t satisfied with his performance.
“I keep accomplishing things, and maybe I’ve put too much pressure on myself,” Rahm said. “Or maybe it’s…