“I let the team down severely,” Jon Rahm HILARIOUSLY labels himself as LVP of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup afterparty

Jon Rahm has called himself the Least Valuable Player of Team Europe at the Ryder Cup victory celebrations.


“I let the team down severely,” Jon Rahm HILARIOUSLY labels himself as LVP of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup afterparty

Jon Rahm (Image via Imago)

The 2023 year saw the return of the Ryder Cup in Europe where the hosts secured the trophy with a dominating performance. Several team members played a crucial part in the team’s success including Jon Rahm. The Spanish international is now revealed to have labeled himself as the LVP, the team’s least valuable player.

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He gave himself this tag not because of his performances on the greens but for his actions outside of it. He called himself the LVP of the team during their afterparty celebration of winning the Ryder Cup.

In an appearance at the Golf Subpar podcast, Rahm spoke about his 2023 performances including his wins at the Masters and the Ryder Cup. In these conversations with hosts Colt Knost and Drew Smoltz, the 29-year-old golfer opened up about his teammates’ afterparty celebrations and who he thought would be the MVP of it.

I was the LVP, the least valuable player. I let the down severely. It's disappointing... I thought it was going to be Shane [Lowry] but everybody told me that the dark horse in the race was Sepp Straka. Apparently, Sepp can put some drinks down.
Jon Rahm on Team Europe’s Ryder Cup afterparty on Golf Subpar podcast.

The Spaniard who appeared on the podcast before his monstrous move to LIV Golf also claimed that Team Europe would beat out Team USA by a landslide if there was a drinking competition between the two teams.

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Jon Rahm names Viktor Hovland to be the next World No. 1 golfer

In a year that has seen a lot of ups and downs in golf, Jon Rahm found himself on top of the world rankings for a while before being chased down by Scottie Scheffler and Rory McIlroy. Scheffler has since then kept his rank intact and continues to prove why he is top of the rankings. Rahm though has now chosen Viktor Hovland to be the next World No. 1 golfer.

The current World No. 3 has named his European Ryder Cup teammate and one ranking below him Hovland as the next World No. 1 golfer who has not yet acquired the top spot. The duo have known each other for a while and played a lot of golf against each other.

Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland
Jon Rahm and Viktor Hovland (Image via Eurosport)

The two golfers enjoyed a stellar season on the PGA Tour while claiming several titles. While Rahm started off hot, Hovland kept his cool near the end of the season and collected two titles on the bounce to win the FedEx Cup. Rahm has now chosen Hovland to be the next big name in golf.

Viktor Hovland. Viktor should be I think in my mind is the one that sets ahead... There's a lot of players with the potential to do that but I mean based on his progression the last few years I think he'd be in the clear, clear one.
Jon Rahm naming Viktor Hovland to be the next World No.1 on Golf Subpar podcast.

Whether Hovland will be able to reach those heights remains to be seen, but he did show off his confidence recently. The Norwegian boldly claimed he was the best golfer in the world in October after capping off an incredible year. He now has his sights set on the majors as the 2024 season promises to be an entertaining one.

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