Jon Rahm will add another notch on his belt as a professional golfer this Thursday. Another great tournament, another world championship to add to his track record. It’s the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, the third World Championship of the season held at one of the most epic settings in American golf: the Firestone Country Club South Course in Akron, Ohio.
Thus, Rham will compete in the third WGC of his career, the type of tournament that has been a particular strong point for him in 2017. Keep in mind that the golfer from Barrika came in second (finalist against Dustin Johnson) in the WGC Dell Match Play in Austin and third in the WGC Mexico Championship. Safe to say it’s the type of tournament he’s shown he feels at ease in, up to now.
Rahm will play starting at 9:10 am, local time, six hours more in Spain, with Justin Thomas and Adam Scott.
Jon will touch down in Akron after a splendid stretch through Europe, with a top ten in the Open de France, an enormous victory in the Irish Open and having made the cut in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. The change in coasts to the Atlantic has worked out great for him, and the goal now is to continue with the consistency in the Bridgestone.
Rahm will go into the tournament in Ohio in sixth place in the world rankings, his best classification since he became a professional just over a year ago. His main goal is the win, as always, but he’ll also take a good score that will place him among the top five in the FedEX Cup in order to make it to the Playoffs perfectly positioned for the victory in the grand finale.
Rahm’s spectacular and dramatic evolution is always appreciated in these types of big tournaments. It’s important to note that just one year ago, he was playing in the Barracuda Championship, PGA Tour tournament held simultaneously this week in Reno, one of the minor championships in the American tour.