Jon Rahm calls ESPN’s Sage Steele ‘tough as nails’ after she was hit by errant shot at PGA Championship

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Nine times PGA tour winner Jon Rahm praised ESPN sports anchor Sage Steele for being “tough as nails” after undergoing months of dental work after Rahm’s errant shot at the PGA Championship hit her in the mouth.

Steele finally spoke face-to-face with Rahm via video call on Tuesday, nine months after the accident, even poking fun at the golfer for not making a birdie.

Jon Rahm of Spain looks at his third hole tee during the first round of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club on May 19, 2022 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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“When I was hiding behind the tree — you know, with no teeth in my mouth — I looked up and I saw you,” Steele said. “And I’m like, the least he can do – because you didn’t know it hit me – the least you can do is bird this hole for me. And you failed me. I think you only parred. “

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Rahm responded in disbelief at Steele’s resilience.

“Let me say, you’re rock hard Jesus Christ. I hit that one hard too – that came in with some speed,” Rahm marveled.

“I think I had a chance to bird it. Yeah, I sure failed you,” he continued, laughing. “I haven’t used it all week. I’m sorry, I really let you down in that sense.”

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Rahm said he was unaware during the round Steele had been hit by his shot, something he was thankful for in hindsight.

“I honestly wasn’t aware of it, I didn’t realize what happened until after the lap. So I can thank you for that as well,” said Rahm. “That would definitely have affected me for the rest of the round if I had known I would have done that to you. So thank you for your professionalism in that sense.”

“That’s unbelievable. I can’t believe it – I haven’t heard anything. I don’t mean one complaint, nothing,” he continued. “And when they told me what happened, I couldn’t believe it. So I’m sorry. Again, I’m really sorry.”

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Steele posted an update to her Instagram in September revealing that more than four months after the incident, she underwent her third root canal and had a total of eight teeth replaced.

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