Jon Rahm and his physical problems



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 Jon Rahm and his physical problems

Jon Rahm talked about the physical limitations that cause him to swing the way he does ahead of the 149th Open Championship. He said: "I was born with a club foot on my right leg which meant my ankle was straight but my foot was 90 degrees turned inside.

I think every week I had to go back to the hospital to get re-casted, so from the knee down my leg didn't grow at the same rate. So I have very limited ankle mobility in my right leg. It's a centimetre and a half shorter as well.

Let your body dictate how you can swing. I didn't take a full swing because my right ankle doesn't have the mobility or stability to take it. I learned at a very young age that I'm going to be more efficient at creating power and be consistent from a short swing.

If I take a full swing to parallel, yeah, it might create more speed, but I have no stability. My ankle just can't take it. Let your body dictate how you can swing. I've loved it every time. Mainly because you truly have to play your own game and learn from the golf course.

You have a little bit more variety of golf. It's the unique part about it.. It's the ever-changing, let's say, wind, the weather conditions, the ever-changing state of the golf course. It's what makes it such a great week, and every time you come to the UK.

It's something I've always enjoyed. There's always a little bit of luck involved in what part of the draw you are on, depending on the weather you get, and that's part of golf."

Jon Rahm: "Let your body dictate how you can swing"

In the latest press conference on the eve of the Open Championship 2021, Jon Rahm made interesting statements.

He said: "I was born with a club foot on my right leg which meant my ankle was straight but my foot was 90 degrees turned inside. I think every week I had to go back to the hospital to get re-casted, so from the knee down my leg didn't grow at the same rate.

So I have very limited ankle mobility in my right leg. It's a centimetre and a half shorter as well. Let your body dictate how you can swing. I didn't take a full swing because my right ankle doesn't have the mobility or stability to take it.

I learned at a very young age that I'm going to be more efficient at creating power and be consistent from a short swing. If I take a full swing to parallel, yeah, it might create more speed, but I have no stability. My ankle just can't take it.

Let your body dictate how you can swing. I've loved it every time. Mainly because you truly have to play your own game and learn from the golf course. You have a little bit more variety of golf. It's the unique part about it..

It's the ever-changing, let's say, wind, the weather conditions, the ever-changing state of the golf course. It's what makes it such a great week, and every time you come to the UK. It's something I've always enjoyed.

There's always a little bit of luck involved in what part of the draw you are on, depending on the weather you get, and that's part of golf."