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In his game, Jon Rahm as no real weakness.  

The new Masters champion showed that better than ever over a marathon Masters Sunday, where he eventually won by a commanding four shots over Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson.

However, in the past, there might have been one thing that held Rahm back, a temperament that could run hot when things weren’t going his way.

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On a day at Augusta National where he played the best part of 30 holes alongside Koepka, the two-time major champion kept his emotions in check to capture the biggest victory of his career.  

In an interview with Sky Sports’ Jamie Weir, Rahm explained that being in contention helped him to stay calm coming down the stretch at the Masters.

“Maybe it’s the beginning of a change in that sense,” he said. “I’ll probably give you a few reasons to say that again on TV. It’s a little bit different when you’re in contention. I knew the opportunity was ahead of me, so I just focussed on what I could do and what I could control.

“It was difficult conditions. Mistakes happen and I think that’s why I performed the way I performed and carried myself the way I carried myself. I wasn’t actively or purposely trying to do that, but I was so focussed on what I had to do that I didn’t really have time for anything else outside of that. 

“I kept executing my plan and hitting good shots. I was able to maintain my focus on what I needed to.”

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In a wide-ranging interview Rahm acknowledged that he’s part of an illustrious list of past Masters champions, but believes he has more to do to be on the same page as names such as Ballesteros, Faldo and Palmer.


“All of those names have accomplished a lot. I don’t know if I’m on the same level of list to them, but I am part of it, which is quite unique.”  

Rahm’s win takes him back to world No.1 and he’s set to tee it up again this week at the RBC Heritage. 

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Lewis Fraser As bunkered’s Performance Editor, Lewis oversees the content that’s designed to make you a better player. From the latest gear to tuition, nutrition, strategy and more, he’s the man. A graduate of the University of Stirling, Lewis joined bunkered in 2021. Formerly a caddie at Castle Stuart Golf Links, he is a member of Bathgate Golf Club where he plays off four.

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