April 10, 2023
Jon Rahm's weekend didn't get off to the greatest of starts, and he put the blame on Zach Ertz for that one.
He's hardly complaining though.
After surging up the leaderboard in the final round Sunday down in Augusta, Rahm sank one last par putt on 18 to finish -12 and win the 2023 Masters Tournament.
By the end of it, he left with the green jacket and a funny story to tell involving the former Eagle.
Said Rahm after winning the tournament:
"For those people who believe in jinxing other players, people, whatever it may be, Thursday morning when I was getting on the golf cart to get to this putting green, 10 minutes before my tee time, I saw a text from a good friend of mine – and I'm gonna name him because he is a Super Bowl winning champion: Zach Ertz.
"He sent the text, I'm gonna paraphrase here, but it said 'That first green's looking like a walk in the park' or something like that right now...10 minutes before I four-putted to start the tournament.
"So thank you, Zach. Don't ever do that again, please."
A lighthearted story and request from the Green Jacket winner. #themasters pic.twitter.com/fqSMUu0nmk— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 10, 2023
Hey, maybe it just took a bit for any magic from Super Bowl LII to rub off. It's never how you start after all.
I apologize for absolutely nothing!— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) April 10, 2023
You can expect these texts every major going forward my friend!
can confirm.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 10, 2023
I think this means you deserve a green jacket @ZERTZ_86 #TheMasters https://t.co/RnWGkSwzcD pic.twitter.com/3ZJVAHtSMN
The midnight green ring would match well with it.
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