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PGN’s Par 4: Rahm’s WD, Lexi’s Collapse & More U.S. Open Talk



After one of the most newsworthy weeks of the golf year, you knew Zac Weiss and I had to get together for a PGN Par 4!

Ironically, two players who didn’t win were the biggest stories, with Jon Rahm’s stunning COVID-19 withdrawal at the Memorial and Lexi Thompson’s back-nine collapse at the U.S. Open.

We dissected both stories to discover what our biggest takeaways are, then pivoted forward to preview the men’s Open coming up next week at Torrey Pines.

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A 15-year veteran of sports media, Matt Gajtka (GITE-kah) is the founding editor of PGN. Matt is a lifelong golfer with a passion for all aspects of the sport, from technique to courses to competition. His experience ranges from reporting on Pittsburgh's major-league beats, to broadcasting a variety of sports, to public relations, multimedia production and social media.

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