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European Tour awards Jon Rahm Rookie of the Year, but not everyone is happy about it

The European Tour’s decision to award Jon Rahm the Rookie of the Year award hasn’t gone down too well with some people, causing quite the stir in the golfing world.

23-year-old Rahm was presented with the trophy by European Tour chief Keith Pelley yesterday as closest rivals Dylan Frittelli, Jordan Smith, Hideto Tanihara and Ryan Fox were unable to overhaul him in the Race to Dubai this week.

The season-long Order of Merit is the measure as to who wins the award – with Rahm, currently No.4 in the rankings – some €1.5m ahead of Frittelli in 20th place.

However, many people, including it seems some pro golfers, have taken exception to Rahm’s award:

The message was retweeted by Matt Fitzpatrick and then 'liked' by of Ross Fisher, Scott Hend and Thomas Pieters, who then tweeted:

Then up stepped Eddie Pepperell who tweeted his thoughts, backing Bland's comments:

So, was Rahm a deserving winner? Or, should we be celebrating someone else?

Share your thoughts and feelings via social media and let us know.





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