Jon Rahm had a noteworthy week in the Northern Trust, first FedEx Cup playoff, held at TPC Boston in Massachusetts. The Spanish golfer had four rounds below 70 shots (69-67-67-65), finishing in sixth place. These stellar results allowed him to climb up the FedEx Cup rankings to ninth place. For the time being, this means that yet another year, his performance in the Norton, and all of them since he went pro in 2016, will allow him to play in the Tour Championship, the grand finale of the FedEx Cup at East Lake, reserved only for the top 30 golfers in the rankings.
Rahm came up quite nicely in the tournament. The first day, he didn’t hit the ball well, but from Friday onward, he played a really solid game of golf. It’s true that the winner, Dustin Johnson, was too far out of reach with a total score of 30 under par, but Jon was not far off from second place. It was just in the details, mostly the second and third day, which caused him to slip farther away from the head of the tournament. He finished the week as the best on the tee shots, even ahead of Dustin Johnson, and the longest hitter as well, with an average of over 321 yards.
Be that as it may, it’s the thirteenth tournament he’s played in this strange 2020, marked by the pandemic, and he’s finished in the top ten on six different occasions. Once again, he’s brushing upon fifty percent success in his appearances, an extraordinary percentage, which speaks to his sound game and consistency.
Rahm will play in the BMW Championship this week, the second playoff of the FedEx Cup. His main objective is to reach the top five of the rankings before the grand finale. The tournament will be held at Olympia Fields in Illinois.