Jon Rahm will play on his home turf this week. Literally. He’ll compete in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of the most popular tournaments of the PGA Tour, held at TPC Scottsdale, in Arizona, approximately a five-minute drive from his house.
The golfer from Barrika will experience the incomparable sensation of being able to sleep in his own bed after each practice round and each official round.
It’s evident that it’s not just another tournament for Jon. This is one of those that’s highlighted in red on his annual to-do list, one of his main objectives. Rahm belongs to a class of golfers who go for the win each and every week, wherever they play, in any tour. He’s had that same tenacity since he was just a kid. However, logically, there are some weeks that stand out more than others, they are more meaningful and sought after victories, and this is one of them.
Rahm will go into the tournament at a good point in his game. He’s made two seventh places to start off the season, one in the Sentry, and another in the Farmers, he’s comfortable with the new equipment, and, in reality, the only thing he needs is for the final pieces to fall into place to take home the first trophy of 2021, which, on the other hand, is no small feat.
John has adapted very well to the new Callaway material. He’s already playing with all of the clubs and the ball, and now he’s in the phase of polishing and fine tuning. There’s just a few small details to work out to make the equipment feel like his own, as if he had been using it his entire life.
The PGA Tour tournament is of high standing, yet again, with Rory McIIroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Speith, Xander Schauffele and Webb Simpson. It will be another fantastic week to accumulate a good handful of FedEx Cup and world ranking points.