Jon Rahm closed out the season in the US with a bang. The golfer from Barrika went in search of gold and diamonds, the final victory in the FedEx Cup, but it just wasn’t possible. In any event, nothing can tarnish his sensational run this year.
Jon fought for the win in the FedEx up until the bitter end, the last tournament, the very last breath. He was only knocked out of the fight in the second round of the Tour Championship in East Lake. In other words, with just 36 holes left to play to finish out a long year.
After a very promising start to the tournament, Jon had a lost a lot of ground in the second round after shooting a 72. He gathered steam in the third round with a 68, but the win was already a long shot by then. On the last 18 holes, played in a marathon Sunday session due to suspension in play on Saturday because of an electric storm, things didn’t work out as he’d hoped, and he shot a 72, finishing in twelfth place at the end of the FedEx Cup.
This year’s PGA Tour overall analysis is, once again, outstanding. He took home the win in the Zurich Classic, and his worst score since the US Open in Pebble Beach was, precisely, the twelfth place in the FedEx Final. Pure gold.
Three seasons in the PGA Tour, and in all three he’s made it to FedEx Final. The first year, he finished in fifth place, in 2018 in 23rd, and this year he came in twelfth. Beyond satisfactory results.
The US is over, but there are still interesting upcoming events to finish out the season in Europe. Jon will play in the BMW PGA Championship in Wentworth, and the Open de España, where he’ll be defending the title. What’s more, he’s in a great position to win the Race to Dubai, a feat which no Spanish golfer has achieved since Severiano Ballesteros.