Jon was on the verge of pulling it off at his first attempt on the epic London course at Wentworth, the very same place where his idol, Seve Ballesteros, made several grand accomplishments, as well as other Spanish golfers, such as José María Olazábal, Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Nacho Garrido.
Rham wasn’t able to win the BMW PGA Championship this week in his debut, but he was left just outside victory’s gates. Te be precise, he finished in second place after a tremendous battle to the death in the last round against Danny Willett. Jon shot a 66, 67, 68 and a 70, all under par, and finished with an accumulated total of -17. Only Willett’s extraordinary performance kept him from taking home the title in his first ever appearance in Virginia Water.
Jon played a top-notch game of golf throughout the entire week. The three-week break after the FedEx Cup had no bearing whatsoever on his game. Quite the contrary, in fact, fresh as ever and on point every single day. He was at the top of the rankings since day one, and was able to maintain his position up until the very last hole. He even had the option to win still on the table on the 18th hole, although he was two shots behind Willett.
In the last round, Jon had another amazing performance, but Willett was flawless, with a card of 67 shots. Be that as it may, the Spanish golfer left his mark on the tee shots. He was second best in the tournament on fairways hit, and fifth in distance. His putt was also at a very high level, he only needed a bit more precision with the irons.
This final score at Wentworth moved him up to second place in the Race to Dubai, and it’s also moved him up to the top of the rankings for the Ryder Cup. Next week, he’ll be back in action in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.