Jon Rahm will compete in the WGC HSBC Champions this week, which is the last World Championship of the year for the European Tour, and the first as far as the PGA Tour is concerned. Schedule logistics on when things begin and end each season.
However you look at it, Jon killed multiple birds with one stone in China this week in one of the most important championships of the year. With this tournament in Shanghai, he’ll have played in the four Majors and all four WGC. And he’ll have done it in just the 16 months that he’s been a professional, record time.
To put things into perspective, Justin Tomas, younger than most golfers and among those in top shape physically at the moment, became a professional in 2013 and didn’t complete the four Majors and the WGC until 2016. Another example of one of the few, talented young golfers is Jordan Spieth. The golfer from Texas went professional in 2012 and didn’t complete the eight major championships until the Masters at Augusta in 2014, which would be six months later than Rahm.
This is just a glimmer of Rahm’s ever-evolving career at lightening speed, and sometimes it’s difficult to reflect the true value of the things that have been occur along the way, which often times happen so fast, there isn’t even time to stop and analyze.
Rahm will play in Shanghai this week in a powerhouse game, with Number One in the world, Dustin Johnson, and Japanese golfer Hideki Matsuyama, defending champion. Rahm has the astounding ability to hit all the milestones with poise, grace and ease.