St. Louis - Spaniard Jon Rahm spent more time talking about his recent engagement to long-time girlfriend Kelley Cahill than his opening-round two-under par 68 at the PGA Championship.
The world number seven met Cahill, a women's golfer, when they were both studying at Arizona State University. He proposed before the US Open in June with a ring he designed himself.
"I was 100 percent sure she was going to say yes. I wasn't nervous much," Rahm said. "The only worry I had was to make the day as perfect as possible. I got lucky that it turned out pretty perfect."
He had some ring help from the wife of fellow pro golfer Brian Stuard, who is a jeweller.
"Kelley was talking to her. She knew what Kelley wanted, but I had my own ideas," Rahm said. "Basically, with her help, I designed the ring. She wanted to pick the diamond, but I knew what I wanted.
"I designed what's around the ring. It's supposed to look like a crown and an engraving inside. I had a big part in it. It wasn't exactly what she wanted, but she loves it. It's a little more personal like that."
Rahm said being engaged doesn't feel greatly different since they have been together for so long.
"We started dating in college. We moved in after six months, and we've been living together for two years already," he said. "I think we acted and both felt like a married couple already. We felt like being official in that sense, so it really hasn't changed much."
No wedding dates or plans are set just yet but don't look for nuptials any weekends of golf majors.
"We decided that for the first six months to pretty much the end of the year, we were not going to think about it too much, just enjoy the process," Rahm said.
"It's not like we have spare time as golfers to do it whenever. So we want to make sure we like the location and the time.
"Both families living so far apart, when they're able to make it. It's a lot of details when you have two different families on two different continents."
Scores after Thursday's first round of the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club (par-70):
64 - Gary Woodland (USA) 34-30
65 - Rickie Fowler (USA) 31-34
66 - Brandon Stone (RSA) 33-33, Zach Johnson (USA) 33-33
- Austin Cook (USA) 34-33, Ian Poulter (ENG) 34-33, Pat Perez (USA)
34-33, Jason Day (AUS) 33-34, Brian Gay (USA) 35-32, Ollie Schniederjans
(USA) 34-33, Stewart Cink (USA) 35-32, Dustin Johnson (USA) 33-34,
Kevin Kisner (USA) 33-34, Justin Rose (ENG) 33-34, Thomas Pieters (BEL)
68 - Ryan Fox (NZL) 33-35, Billy Horschel (USA) 33-35, Yuta
Ikeda (JPN) 34-34, Hideki Matsuyama (JPN) 34-34, Webb Simpson (USA)
35-33, Branden Grace (RSA) 35-33, Ross Fisher (ENG) 34-34, Mikko
Korhonen (FIN) 33-35, Kyle Stanley (USA) 35-33, Marc Leishman (AUS)
33-35, Francesco Molinari (ITA) 37-31, Jon Rahm (ESP) 35-33, Patrick
Cantlay (USA) 34-34, Jason Kokrak (USA) 35-33, Joaquin Niemann (CHI)
33-35, Chris Kirk (USA) 34-34, Andrew Putnam (USA) 33-35
Shane Lowry (IRL) 34-35, Jimmy Walker (USA) 36-33, Jim Furyk (USA)
35-34, Keegan Bradley (USA) 35-34, Shubhankar Sharma (IND) 35-34, Justin
Thomas (USA) 37-32, Ryan Armour (USA) 35-34, Ryan Moore (USA) 33-36, JJ
Spaun (USA) 34-35, Julian Suri (USA) 36-33, Kevin Chappell (USA) 34-35,
Tommy Fleetwood (ENG) 36-33, Emiliano Grillo (ARG) 35-34, Brooks Koepka
(USA) 37-32, Chris Stroud (USA) 34-35
70 - Rafa Cabrera Bello
(ESP) 33-37, An Byeong-hun (KOR) 36-34, Xander Schauffele (USA) 32-38,
Rory McIlroy (NIR) 35-35, Tiger Woods (USA) 33-37, Jhonattan Vegas (VEN)
36-34, Chris Wood (ENG) 35-35, Bubba Watson (USA) 33-37, Adam Scott
(AUS) 34-36, Sergio Garcia (ESP) 35-35, Thorbjorn Olesen (DEN) 32-38,
Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 33-37, Kevin Na (USA) 34-36, Anirban Lahiri (IND)
71 - Adam Hadwin (CAN) 35-36, Padraig Harrington (IRL)
36-35, Vijay Singh (FIJ) 35-36, Jamie Lovemark (USA) 34-37 Li Haotong
(CHN) 33-38, Martin Kaymer (GER) 35-36, Bryson DeChambeau (USA) 35-36,
Troy Merritt (USA) 34-37, Im Sung-jae (KOR) 37-34, Matthew Wallace (ENG)
35-36, Luke List (USA) 34-37, Alex Noren (SWE) 36-35, Matt Kuchar (USA)
35-36, Satoshi Kodaira (JPN) 38-33, Brice Garnett (USA) 36-35, Tyrrell
Hatton (ENG) 36-35, Jordan Spieth (USA) 36-35, Kelly Kraft (USA) 37-34,
Chez Reavie (USA) 35-36, Russell Knox (SCO) 33-38, Ben Kern (USA) 35-36
- Eddie Pepperell (ENG) 37-35, Craig Hocknull (AUS) 34-38, Alexander
Bjork (SWE) 36-36, Scott Brown (USA) 35-37, Kevin Streelman (USA) 36-36,
Brian Harman (USA) 34-38, Shugo Imahira (JPN) 34-38, Brandt Snedeker
(USA) 37-35, Matthew Fitzpatrick (ENG) 37-35, Patton Kizzire (USA)
37-35, Danny Balin (USA) 36-36, Patrick Reed (USA) 37-35, Kim Si-woo
(KOR) 37-35, Jason Dufner (USA) 36-36, Bill Haas (USA) 39-33, Charley
Hoffman (USA) 37-35, Justin Harding (RSA) 37-35
73 - James Hahn
(USA) 36-37, Henrik Stenson (SWE) 37-36, Danny Willett (ENG) 35-38, Phil
Mickelson (USA) 36-37, Peter Uihlein (USA) 38-35, Paul Dunne (IRL)
35-38, JB Holmes (USA) 36-37, Dylan Frittelli (RSA) 35-38, Beau Hossler
(USA) 37-36, Ryan Vermeer (USA) 36-37, John Daly (USA) 37-36, Yang
Yong-Eun (KOR) 39-34, Shaun Micheel (USA) 35-38, Brendan Steele (USA)
37-36, Adrian Otaegui (ESP) 39-34, Michael Kim (USA) 37-36, Daniel
Berger (USA) 41-32, Andrew Landry (USA) 38-35, Mike Lorenzo-Vera (FRA)
35-38, Ryuko Tokimatsu (JPN) 35-38
74 - Rich Berberian (USA)
37-37, Sean McCarty (USA) 38-36, Tony Finau (USA) 34-40, Rich Beem (USA)
37-37, Jordan Smith (ENG) 37-37, Scott Piercy (USA) 39-35, Cameron
Smith (AUS) 39-35, Charles Howell (USA) 38-36, Jason Schmuhl (USA)
38-36, Russell Henley (USA) 36-38, Ted Potter (USA) 38-36, Paul
Broadhurst (ENG) 35-39, Seungsu Han (USA) 37-37, Matt Borchert (USA)
75 - Michael Block (USA) 38-37, Davis Love (USA) 37-38, Andy
Sullivan (ENG) 39-36, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (THA) 36-39, Craig Bowden
(USA) 38-37, Kim Whee (KOR) 40-35, Chesson Hadley (USA) 38-37, Nick
Watney (USA) 35-40, Paul Casey (ENG) 40-35, Omar Uresti (USA) 39-36
- Yusaku Miyazato (JPN) 38-38, Matt Dobyns (USA) 35-41, Alexander Levy
(FRA) 35-41, Marty Jertson (USA) 37-39, Jaysen Hansen (USA) 39-37, Aaron
Wise (USA) 36-40, Zach J. Johnson (USA) 36-40
77 - Shawn Warren (USA) 37-40
78 - Johan Kok (USA) 40-38, Jorge Campillo (ESP) 41-37
79 - Brian Smock (USA) 42-37
80 - Bob Sowards (USA) 39-41
81 - David Muttitt (USA) 42-39