Sage Steele had a little bit of a pep speak for Jon Rahm on Tuesday.
The “SportsCenter” anchor was drilled within the face by Rahm’s errant tee shot on the third gap on the PGA Championship final Might, knocking out a number of tooth and leaving her bloodied.
“Whereas I used to be hiding behind the tree, no tooth left in my mouth, I lookup and I noticed you,” Steele stated with a smile as she and the Spanish golfer “met” for the primary time. “And I am like, the least he can do — since you did not understand it hit me — the least you are able to do is chicken this gap, for me, and also you failed me. I feel you have been simply parading.”
Rahm expressed his admiration for Steele, who confirmed off her new chompers all through the section, and supplied mea guilt for letting her down.
“Let me simply say, you are robust as nails,” Rahm stated. “Jesus Christ! I hit that one arduous, too—that went in just a little quick. No, I do not suppose I birdied it. I feel I had an opportunity to chicken it; Yeah, I positive failed you. I did not take benefit all week. Sorry , I actually failed you in that sense.
“I can not consider how good you take care of that, my God. I used to be truthfully detached, I did not perceive what occurred till after the spherical – I may also say thanks for that. That will positively have an effect on me for the remainder of the spherical.
“I heard nothing, no grievance, nothing. And once they informed me what occurred, I could not consider it. So, I am sorry.”
Steele, who returned to his “SportsCenter” duties three weeks after surgical procedure, stated his life “flashed earlier than [her] eyes” in June. Her outlook, nevertheless, remained as shiny as her new pearly whites.
“I’ll say this,” she added, “I’ve eight lovely new tooth. I obtained an important grill out of it, Jon, so I feel this can be a win.”