MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Remember that time Phil Mickelson made a bet with Colt Knost that Jon Rahm would be a top-10 player within a year of turning pro? Yeah, Knost remembers.
“Rain delay, at Memphis in 2016,” Knost said with a laugh, when asked about the bet. “It was the week before the U.S. Open and Phil said Rahm was going to play the U.S. Open and then turn pro. He said he was top 10 in the world right now. I was like, what are you talking about?”
Phil being Phil, the two agreed on a wager with Mickelson getting 2-to-1 odds that the young Spaniard would be a top-10 player within a year of turning pro.