Jon Rahm finished with another outstanding performance in the Masters at Augusta. Second consecutive Green Jacket Major and third of the last five Majors he’s competed in.
The golfer from Barrika came so close he could taste the victory, once again. He made it up to the very last holes of the first big event of the year with options to win, to the extent that after the birdie on the 15th hole, he was just one shot away from the leader, for a short time, but he was there.
The reality is that Jon was so close to the win, which Tiger Woods took home in the end. There were just a few loose ends and missing components in the tournament where, strangely enough, he did not have his best game from tee to green. He feels comfortable on the Augusta course, but his swing wasn’t as fluid as he’s used to. Despite it all, he was able to keep his composure and hold his ground to keep his options open for the win up until the bitter end. After the third round, he went to the driving range to hit some balls and get the good vibes flowing, which isn’t something Jon usually does.
Even in the absence of the best version of his game, he managed to play all four days under par. It’s now been seven rounds in a row at Augusta in which he’s been able to beat the course, and five of the last seven were under 70 shots. It’s obvious that there’s something special between the Basque golfer and the Atlanta course. An idyl of sorts.
Jon played in the first two rounds of the tournament with Tiger, an unforgettable memory in itself, as the golfer from California went on to win his fifth Green Jacket in a memorable final round.
Now it’s time to rest this week. He’ll be back in action in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, PGA Tour tournament with a new two-man team format.