I happened to watch it here and there and, incredibly, I was watching it live on TV when Jon Rahm hit the first ever Shot Tracker shank caught on televised golf coverage.
It wasn’t pretty… if you have any qualms about watching shanks, you can stop right here…
We’ve seen Hunter Mahan shank a wedge, Tiger Woods shanking some pitch shots, Jordan Spieth shanking one off a range marker, and now John Rahm makes another entry in the “restricted hips = shanks galore” category.
Rahm Shanks An 8 Iron
Of course, I am amazed that Rahm gets the club head on the ball at all with that restricted hip back swing and change of direction at the top.
Not even the top, more like half to 3/4’s back… that is one short and fast swing tempo.
Have A Seat, John
Here’s a hint as well – if you look like you’re sitting on a stool when you’re at address, then you may have a little too much “squat” in that stance… just saying…
And of course, let’s replay the shank hits from the Modern Golf Swing crew:
Jordan Spieth Shanks It On The Range
Tiger Woods Hosel-Rockets
Hunter Mahan – Wedge
Ian Poulter Dead-Shanks It