Jon Rahm will play in the Race to Dubai grand finale, the DP World Tour Championship, held on the Earth Course at Jumeirah, and the Spanish golfer will go into it with options to win the European Tour. That’s his goal. All sights are set on the objective, which will be his sole mission throughout the next four days.
Jon has the option to win or to come in second, tied with one other golfer, at most. There is no other option. If he finishes second tied with two other golfers, it would be mathematically impossible to beat Bernd Wiesberger, solid leader in the Race to Dubai. That being said, in the event he wins, he’ll practically have it in the bag, seeing as how Wiesberger could only come in second to avoid being eliminated from the win.
Rahm is fresh and ready as ever for the Dubai Final. He hasn’t competed since the Mutuactivos Open de España at the beginning of October, and he went four weeks without touching a club. He has never gone so long without playing in the history of his career. He needed it. He felt his body needed to rest and he listened. From now until the end of the year, he’ll play in Dubai and the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Tiger Woods’ tournament, where he’ll be defending the title.
Rahm started to practice at the beginning of November, and he’s well prepared for a course on which he feels very comfortable. He won here two years ago, and finished in fourth place in 2018. “I don’t really know why I feel so good here…It’s a very similar course to those in the PGA Tour, where the key is to do well on the tee shots. If you’re comfortable with the driver, you will have good options for birdies”, he assures.
Jon has very good stats on the Earth Course at Jumeirah. He is the golfer with the highest partial score on the par 5s, and has the lowest accumulated score over the last two years (-33). His best hole is the 7th, where he’s made seven birdies and one par the eight times he’s played it.