Don't bet on Jon Rahm at Augusta. That's the message from, err, Jon Rahm

Don’t even think about backing Jon Rahm to win the Masters. That’s not the advice of NCG’s prolific tipster, but the man himself.

The World No 3 and wife, Kelley, are expecting their first child in the second week of April – around the same time he will be teeing up at Augusta.

Rahm has previously said he would just up and leave any tournament to be with Kelley, even if it means having to postpone his bid for a maiden major title.

“If anybody’s thinking of betting on me on the Masters, maybe think about it twice because there’s a chance I have to just turn around and leave that week,” Rahm said at the WGC-Dell Match Play. “I’m just hoping everything goes well.

He would leave midway through a match at Austin Country Club this week – even if it was the final.

“If I have to leave any event I’ll leave,” the Spaniard explained. “Hopefully it doesn’t come when I’m in the final and I just have to leave after nine holes.

“I mean, that would be unfortunate for the winner, but it is what it is.

“Being a father is much more important than any golf event would ever be, so that’s my head right now.”

If Rahm does play at the Masters, it will be his fifth appearance. His record is pretty enviable, with finishes of 27th, 4th, 9th and 7th to date.

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