Jon Rahm will play in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational this Thursday, a PGA Tour tournament held on the Colonial Country Club course, which brings back great memories for Rahm despite the fact he’s never officially played there before.
There’s a simple explanation to it. The Colonial Country Club, located in Fort Worth, Texas, hosts the Ben Hogan Award ceremony every year, one of the most prestigious awards in amateur golf. Each year, the three finalists nominated for the award come together for a gala dinner, and the winner is announced during the dessert. Rahm has been at that dinner twice now and he’s won both times. An incredible feat.
“Every time I’ve been at this course, it’s been good news and pure bliss. I’ve never played on the course in an official competition, but the place itself brings back great memories, and that’s always a good thing before starting a golf tournament”, Jon assures at the beginning of the week.
He won’t have played in an official round until this Thursday, but he has had a few practice rounds. He got a good first impression. It’s a technical course where the driver isn’t always necessary. Jon has no issue with that aspect. “I like the course. It reminds me of the ones from home in Spain, it’s similar, except for the familiarity with Valderrama, but it’s alike in that you have to place the ball well. This course is all about precision and accuracy. It’s true that I like to hit a drive off the tee, but I have no problem playing with irons. I think the key to success this week is in the irons and the putt”, he remarks.
Rahm is back at it in the to PGA Tour after a week-long break coming out of THE PLAYERS Championship. He’ll play in the Dean & DeLuca, and the following week he’ll have another break before playing in the US Open, second major of the season.
Jon will play in the first two rounds in Texas with Sergio García and Si Woo Kim, winner of THE PLAYERS. Evidently one of the star games of the tournament. He’ll play in the morning session on Thursday and in the afternoon on Friday.