During a time in which every week there’s a new tournament, a new course and a different situation, Jon Rahm can say this time that he’ll go into it with the upper hand, and although it won’t be easy by any means, he knows the terrain quite well.
Rahm will start in the US Open Championship this Thursday. It will be the second time in his career, his first as a professional, after his exceptional debut last year at Oakmont where he finished among the top 25, a solid performance.
This week he’ll attempt to do the same at Erin Hills. His game plan isn’t a secret. Following the plan to a tee (No pun intended) requires persistence and for Jon to believe in his golf. Easy to say, tough to execute.
Erin Hills will make its own debut in the US Open and anything could happen. It’s a course on which the most important factor is to catch the fairway and the further the better, because it’s a really long course and an incredibly tricky rough. Thus, it seems as though all things considered, the conditions will favor Rahm’s sensational long game.
Jon has had a busy week, as it always is with a major, but not too bad. He took it easy. He played nine holes each day so that he would go into the tournament well-rested and well-prepared for the challenge that awaits him at the US Open. “I feel good, positive energy and good vibes. I’m going to focus on what I like about the course. Just have to get the drive on the fairway and then it will be a good week”, he assures just a few hours before starting the tournament.
Rahm will play in one of the first games of the day this Thursday with Hideki Matsuyama and Rickie Fowler starting at 7:51 am local time, 2:51 pm in Spain.