Jon Rahm will make his third consecutive appearance in the Open Championship this week.
He made his debut in 2016, at Royal Troon, where he finished in 59th place, and in 2017 he played at Royal Birkdale, finishing in 44th place, certainly not scores that reflect the young golfer from Barrika’s aspirations this time around.
The great thing about Carnoustie, host to this year’s edition, is that it’s the course he likes most at the moment, mostly in its current conditions, very dry, with hard and fast fairways and a less intimidating rough, which means that it allows for taking more risks off the tee. Or, in another words, it will allow Jon to pull the driver out of the bag more often. There’s nothing he likes more, and he’s already shown in the practice rounds that he will not hold back an inch.
On the other hand, it’s the ninth Major tournament of Rahm’s stratospheric career, in which his best result yet was his fourth place in the Masters at Augusta. That was his first time in the top ten of a major, but he has his sights set much higher than that…
The Spanish golfer will play starting at 11:09 am on Thursday (Spanish time) with Rickie Fowler, a frequent partner for these events, and Chris Wood.He’ll play on Friday starting at 4:10 pm (Spanish time).