The European Tour have taken the 2017 Rookie Of The Year Award off Jon Rahm and given it to Jordan Smith after a mistake was discovered during a dramatic award ceremony at the Al Jalahhockjaria Theatre in Dubai last night.

Jon Rahm Rookie of the year


The award was announced by Tour boss Keith Pelley. Pelley opened up the envelope and promptly announced “Jon Rahm!” It has since now emerged that Pelley was handed the wrong envelope — one that did read “Jon Rahm” but which belonged to the previous award “Best Spaniard With An American Accent”.

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As the confusion onstage mounted, a producer for the European Tour took the mic to clarify. “This is not a joke,” he said “Jordan Smith has won Rookie Of The Year."

Here's the video.





More as it emerges.


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