Jon Rahm (-7) had a fantastic week in the US Open, held in Pebble Beach, where American golfer, Gary Woodland, took home the victory.
The golfer from Barrika handed in four cards under par with a total of 69, 70, 70 and 68 shots, and he finished in third place. This is his best ranking in a Major, his fourth top ten and his third top five in different Majors, after finishing in fourth place in the Masters 2018 and the PGA Championship 2018. Jon is constantly growing as a professional, and continually moving up in the golf world.
It was a really good week. He was in the fight for the win from beginning to end. He started off with lots of momentum, with three birdies on the first three holes of the tournament. That was his staggering presentation letter. He finished high up in the rankings on Thursday, setting the standard for a high-quality game of golf.
The second day, he had some issues, he started off with a few bogeys on the first few holes, but he knew how to turn things around, twofold, to take back the power, beat the course and to maintain his spot in the hot zone. Pebble Beach got tough over the weekend, but Jon knew how to keep his cool, playing under par, once again, to eventually lead him to take home that astounding third place prize. More proof to the power behind the Basque golfer’s game, and that being said even after not having had his best week on the par putts.
It’s also true that he never had a real chance at winning on Sunday, seeing as how Woodland had a very solid game and ended up with -13, but he never turned his back on the tournament, and he wasn’t far off from finishing in the double digits. This US Open serves as a pillar of reinforcement for Jon to fall back on after having missed the last two cuts, consecutively, in the PGA Bethpage and the Charles Schwab at Colonial. As it turns out, the break did wonders for him in the end.
Jon set himself up nicely for his top 5 Grand Slam. He’ll have to finish in the top five in the Open Championship one month from now at Royal Portrush in order make it.
In the meantime, Jon will play next at home, in Spain, the Estrella Damm Andalucía Masters.
He’s moved up two spots in the world rankings, now in eleventh place, once again on the brink of the top ten.