Big week in the PGA Tour. This Thursday marks the start of THE PLAYERS Championship, the fifth major of the season, and the most important tournament in the PGA Tour. His tournament. Jon Rahm will be playing in the tournament for the second time, having carried the burden of unfinished business with him since last year. Jon has only ever handed in one card over 80 shots in his career in the PGA Tour, and it was precisely here, on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in the third round last year. That score, in fact, caused him to miss the cut on Saturday and thus, he was unable to participate in the fourth and definitive round.
This left him with a huge thorn in his side, and Jon wants to get it out this week. He was certainly able to analyze what happened that day, and came to his own conclusions. “The maintenance at Sawgrass is exceptional. It’s one of the few courses that comes close to the Augusta National, and that itself says a lot. However, it’s a very demanding course from tee to green. I would say that the most important thing this week will be the second shots”, he assures.
Rahm learned something very important in that fateful third round. “I tried to be more aggressive than I should have, and I paid the high price of many bogeys. I think the key to playing this course is to be patient, stick to the strategy and have it clear that it’s better to hit a medium or long iron from the fairway than a wedge from the rough”, he affirms.
Jon will take on the challenge of solidifying an outstanding performance in THE PLAYERS Championship with his very own playbook to go by. The Number 3 golfer in the world has been placed in the top games on Thursday and Friday, once again. He’ll play with Patrick Reed, brilliant champion of the Masters at Augusta, and with Hideki Matsuyama on Thursday in the afternoon and Friday morning.