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Rahm has issues with rowdy fans and postseason points

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After a sub-par performance from Jon Rahm at the St. Jude and BMW Championships in the FedExCup playoffs, he has dropped from No. 1 to No. 4 in FedExCup standings. Rahm has expressed his frustrations through two things, the fans and the point distribution. Players who made the cut get the most points awarded to them through playoff wins over any other regular season win. The highest points available for first place are 2,000 in the postseason – over 1,450 more points than any regular season win.

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“I don’t think it’s the best, but it’s the easiest to understand, ” Rahm said in regard to the point system. “I don’t think it’s the best we can do.”

Rahm, who has come off an impressive year of winning four PGA Tour events including the 2023 Masters, seems to believe that major wins like The Masters should be worth more than postseason wins in FedExCup points. 

“I did like the old format where, if you came in as No. 1, you really rarely ever fell out of the top 3,” Rahm said. “I thought that was a little bit better.”

On top of his issues with the point rankings, Rahm touched on the issue of rowdy fans interrupting player’s swings after an issue arose with Max Homa during the BMW Championship. 

Based on a three dollar bet, two fans were ejected from last week’s round after shouting at Homa on the 17th green while he was putting. 

“I feel like we hear it every single round,” Rahm said. “That happens way more often than you guys may hear. I mean, it’s very, very present.”

Rahm added that he believed the Tour should look into the recent uprising of fan interruption so that the incidents do not get out of hand in the future.

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Taylyn Hadley is a sports and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow her on X via @TAYLYNH11.

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