Eminem Songs ‘Not Afraid,’ ‘Till I Collapse’ In Golfer Jon Rahm’s Playlist
Jon Rahm, 22, is one of the athletes who include Eminem music in their playlists. After winning the 2017 Irish Open, the professional golfer revealed the songs of the "Rap God" rapper he listens to.
Rahm grew up in the small Basque town of Barrika. He spoke very little English when he was offered a scholarship to study at Arizona State University and someone advised him to listen to rap songs as an introduction to the language.
The golfer took the advice. As a result, rap music did not only improve his English but also helped him get motivated as an athlete.
"Song-wise, there's two of them that I like to listen to before every round and that would be 'Not Afraid' and 'Till I Collapse,'" Irish Times quoted Rahm as saying. The songs talk about not giving up and fighting and they help him get to the mental state he needs to play golf, he explained.
"Till I Collapse" was the 18th track on Eminem's fourth studio album titled "The Eminem Show." The song was written by Eminem, Luis Resto and Nathaniel Hale.
On the other hand, "Not Afraid" was from Eminem's seventh studio album titled "Recovery." Eminem and Resto co-wrote the song with Matthew Samuels, Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett.
For Rahm, "Not Afraid" and "Till I Collapse" are very motivational songs. Before going to the tee box when he is putting, he listens to the songs to get in the zone and avoid getting too many technical thoughts.
Representing Spain, Rahm won the Dubai Duty Free Open, which took place in Northern Ireland on July 6-9. With a minimum $7 million prize fund, the event hosted by the Rory Foundation was part of the European Tour Rolex Series.
It was also recently revealed that Rahm has a mental coach named Joseba del Carmen. Apparently, the golfer's temper was so bad that he had to enlist an expert's help.
Del Carmen's philosophy is very personal, Telegraph quoted Rahm as saying. The golfer added that his mental coach likes to work with emotion and see what emotional state he is better off playing in.
Before becoming a mental coach, del Carmen was a professional basketball player. He then joined the police force as a bomb-disposal expert.