Jon Rahm (-8) had a shot at the win once again in the PGA Tour up until the very last moment. The young golfer made it to the last hole of the Wells Fargo Championship with the possibility of tying with the leader to force the tiebreak.
It was a tricky situation. An incredible putt for birdie by Brian Harman on the 18th hole set the bar as the leader at ten under par. Thus, Rahm needed an eagle in order to go into the playoffs. And he went for it, after witnessing the putt Harman landed from the fairway.
He didn’t hold back an inch, proving once again that he is solely interested in the win. He made it to the green in two shots with a 5 wood, with his eyes on the prize, but it was impossible to stop the ball and the green was fast. He was faced with a complicated approach, uphill, the flag hardly visible, but he went at it again. He hit the ball to land the shot, but he was about four meters too long and missed the putt the second time around for birdie.
Jon could have played more conservatively to secure the birdie and thus second place, but his killer instinct kicked in and there’s no stopping it, he wanted to take home the win. He finished in fourth place in the end. Another Sunday battling it out up until the very last shot to win the tournament, as he did in Mexico, as well as in Austin. Precisely, that birdie that escaped out from under his fingertips on the 18th hole kept him from making it to the top ten in the world this time around. In any event, he moved up to 12º place in the rankings and it seems as though it’s just a question of time before he’ll be fighting for the lead. He’s maintained his spot at fourth in the FedEX Cup.
Rahm walked away from the Wells Fargo Championship with a great taste in his mouth. It was a good week of golf, really solid, accurate off the tee and hitting good irons, although in some instances, a combination of the wind and the adrenaline threw him off a bit. He was also really good on the greens. He could have performed better on Sunday in that aspect of the game, but the overall outcome was positive. In total, he shot a 69, 71, 69 and 71. He was one of the four golfers who managed to shoot all rounds under par. Rahm’s next appearance will be in THE PLAYERS Championship. Important stop and tournament of reference on the PGA Tour, known as the ‘fifth major’ in the US.