The PGA Tour is back in action this week after a more than 3-month hiatus due to the coronavirus. Evidently, it’s a new situation for everyone, seeing as how nobody from this generation has experienced a worldwide pandemic of this magnitude like COVID-19, but additionally, in Jon’s case, it’s coupled with the fact that Jon has never gone so long without competing since he went pro in 2016.
Thus, his performance this week in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial remains to be seen. The longest pause in Jon’s trajectory was seven weeks up until now, following which, by the way, he won the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, hailed champion of European Tour Race to Dubai. In other words, history does not have to repeat itself, but it does often rhyme, and all signs point to the fact that these types of breaks seem to turn out quite well for Jon in the end.
Jon is back to the place where he feels at home, comfortable. The Colonial course intrigues him, and he’s always said that the Charles Schwab Challenge is one of his favorite tournaments. We’ll see how he adapts under the circumstances, now that the tournament will be subject to drastic measures as far as security and health. What’s more, it will be played behind closed doors, so to speak, which will also have an impact, as Jon usually has a strong connection with his fans. Another week, Rahm will have the chance to take the Number 1 spot in the world. He’s the only one who can dethrone Rory McIIroy from first place. In order to do so, he needs to win the tournament, and for Rory to finish below a tie with another player for fourth place.