Jon Rahm has played twenty tournaments in 2017 in the PGA Tour, and has made eleven top 10s. Which means, more than one out of every two tournaments that he’s played in, he’s ended up in the top ten. Spectacular. The last top ten was in the Tour Championship, the grand finale of the FedEx Cup, which ended this past Sunday on the East Lake course in Atlanta.
Rahm finished out the dream season in seventh place in a tournament held for the 30 best golfers of the year, where everyone was battling it out to win the FedEx Cup. Jon was knee-deep in the fight to take home the title throughout all four days, with two stellar first rounds of 67 shots each, finishing off the weekend with a 70 and a 69. Ultimately, he closed the PGA Tour with a solid performance on a very difficult course. He played below par all four days.
Rahm played very well from tee to green, although he needed to take it up just one more notch to be able to compete for the victory. He finished five shots away from Xander Schauffele, too much distance to compensate for with his game at that moment. “I wasn’t really able to take off at any given time. I had good shots and some nice birdies, but I didn’t manage to create a truly good opportunity to move up in the rankings. In any case, I have no regrets whatsoever this season, I went above and beyond all of my expectations”, he explained.
Rahm finished fifth in the FedEx Cup, and still holds fifth place in the world rankings, and will now fight to win the Race to Dubai, where he is currently in third place. The next competition will be in three weeks in the Italian Open in Milan.