Jon Rahm finished the third World Championship of the season and the third of his career with a superb performance. The golfer from Barrika ended up in the top 30 in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, tournament held on the South Course at the Firestone Country Club, a very demanding stop on the tour for all golfers. Although the final results were far from Rahm’s usual expectations, the only factor that held him back from being in the fight for the win was a bad second round.
Jon finished three of the four rounds under par, feat which only four golfers were able to accomplish this week, solid proof that he put up a strong fight. The problem is that his only slip-up was a big one, as he shot a 77 on Friday. In any event, the other three rounds of 67, 67 and 68 shots were phenomenal.
The best news of the week for Jon was his driver. His performance off the tee was spectacular, to the point which, according to PGA Tour statistics, he was the best in the tournament in this aspect of the game. His short game was also on point, both from outside the green and with the putter, and the only part that wasn’t at its best were the irons to green.
Despite the small bump in the road, there are positive vibes for the big event next week, the PGA Championship held at Quail Hollow, a course that Rahm is already familiar with, where he’ll have a lot of help from his caddie, Adam Hayes. Jon always praises his work, but he’ll be able to help out even more this week, because he lives in Charlotte and he knows the course that will host the last Major of the year like the back of his hand.