Jon Rahm had another magnificent week in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He finished the second tournament at TPC Boston with an astounding fourth place, only behind Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman. Two tournaments (Northern Trust Open and Dell Technologies) and two top 4s. Just in case there is still a shadow of a doubt, Rahm has already made his intention known of winning the tournament.
It was the first time Jon officially set foot on the course at TPC Boston and the results were nothing short of spectacular. He shot a 67 and 68 in the first two rounds and quickly became the tournament leader. He struggled a bit more in the third round, but he didn’t even play badly, nor did he make bad shots, it was just two 3-putts on the back nine which caused the bump in the road. On Monday, ending one day later than usual in the PGA Tour because of Labor Day, he fought as hard as he could to take home the win, but there were many low scores that day, which made it near impossible to bump the leaders down. Even so, he finished yet another round below 70 shots and took home a solid fourth place.
His fantastic results allowed Jon to maintain fifth place in the FedEx Cup, in other words, he’s still right where he wants to be in the playoffs. The goal is to get to Atlanta, the Finale, the Tour Championship, among the top 5 in the FedEx, because they are the ones who will depend solely on themselves to win the grand prize of the season. Thus, he’s right on track.
Rahm had a great week in all aspects of the game. According to PGA Tour statistics, he was the best off the tee and the best on the greens throughout the tournament. It was only the irons that were a bit more inconsistent.
Apart from the FedEx Cup, Jon continues to be fifth in the world rankings, the highest-ranked European golfer, and he’s positioned at the top for Ryder Cup points in the world rankings. Accumulating points and and moving up. No stopping him now, not even to catch his breath.
It’s time for the Spanish golfer from Barrika to take a break this week. He’ll be back in action next week in the BMW Championship, third playoff of the FedEx Cup, held in Chicago.