Jon Rahm has done his homework ahead of time for 2021, year in which the Open Championship will be held on the Old Course at St. Andrews, once again, for the 150th edition of the tournament, with the most history in the world.
Rahm took advantage of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, European Tour tournament held last week, to play his first two rounds ever on the legendary course, the mecca for golf, a place where legends were made, such as the young Tom Morris.
The first round was the practice round with his father on Wednesday. And the second round was on Saturday, also with his father, with whom he played in pairs, and none other than Rory McIlroy. Excellent company to take action against the epic Scottish course.
It wasn’t exactly the result he had set out for, seeing as how Jon did not make the cut in the Dunhill Links. It’s the tenth cut he’s missed in just under 90 tournaments that he’s played in his professional career. It’s only the second weekend he’s ever missed in the European Tour, stats which leave it blatantly clear that the Spanish golfer has a sensational track record.
In any event, he’ll be able to even the score quickly, this week in the Mutuactivos Open de España at the Club de Campo Villa in Madrid, the second-to-last tournament of the year for Jon.