The second round of the WGC Workday Championship cost Jon Rahm the possibility of fighting for the win in the first big event of the season. The golfer from Barrika finished in 32nd place, with four rounds of 68, 76, 72 and 68 shots.
Jon started the tournament off strong, with a first round that sent him straight to the top of the pack, in the top ten, head-to-head with the leader. Once again, the Spanish golfer played a spectacular game of golf on the tee shots, very solid, flawless.
The second round was the biggest burden of the week, especially the short stretch between the 5th and 7th holes, which he finished with a partial score of four over par, and which caused him to get bumped down many spots in the rankings.
However, Rahm did not let up, despite the circumstances. He worked his way back little by little each day, first on Saturday, and then again on Sunday, especially the last day, and managed to walk away with a good taste in his mouth, which is very important for upcoming tournaments.
Jon had another brilliant performance off the tee. He was, in fact, the third best golfer in this area of the game, with almost a five-shot difference from the average player in the tournament. He wasn’t as fine-tuned with the irons, although it’s not an especially easy course in that aspect, seeing as how there is a lot of movement, and a lot of danger.
Rahm will work specifically on the putt and on his short game these coming days, with the goal of adapting to the new balls that he’s using this year. The next event will be THE PLAYERS Championship.