Jon Rahm insists he is no cheat after Lee Westwood raises suspicions over latest rules controversy

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‘We’ve moved on’

Fiery Spaniard had a two-shot penalty revoked at Open just two weeks after Irish Open rules fiasco

JON RAHM denied there is a rift between him and Lee Westwood after a rules controversy.

Rahm copped a two-shot penalty in round one – later revoked – after playing partner Westwood raised the alarm over a possible rules breach.

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Jon Rahm insists he is no cheat after latest rules storm

Jon Rahm insists Lee Westwood was only trying to help him

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Jon Rahm insists Lee Westwood was only trying to help him

Fiery Rahm was let off by Open chiefs on Thursday night, so what would have been a 71 stayed a 69.

He went on to make the cut after a second-round 74 left him three over for the tournament.

Rahm, 22, said: “We’ve moved on. Obviously no hard feelings. He was actually trying to help.

“He was trying to avoid me getting into trouble if somebody saw it on TV or had it on his camera phone.

“So I think he did it with the best intentions. And I told him I believe he felt bad I had to go through it.

“But hey, we’re in here together. I was not mad at him.”


Jon Rahm’s 71 became a 69 at Birkdale

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Jon Rahm’s 71 became a 69 at Birkdale

The Spaniard insisted the weed was not in the way so it begs the question why he tried to move it in the first place

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The Spaniard insisted the weed was not in the way so it begs the question why he tried to move it in the first place
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Westwood spotted Rahm moving some scrub near his ball when he ploughed into the rough on the 17th.

He pointed out it was not dead vegetation and therefore could not be deemed a loose impediment.

It is the second time in two weeks Rahm has been involved in a rules storm after accusations he replaced his ball on the wrong spot on the green at the Irish Open, which he won by six shots.

Yesterday Rahm and Westy looked best buddies – with the Spaniard cheering and fistpumping the Englishman after an eagle on the fifth.

On the controversy, diplomatic Westwood said: “I saw him lift it up and move it around to about three o’clock. That’s all I saw. I’m not commenting on anything else.”


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