Jon Rahm finished his participation in The Masters at Augusta with a brilliant performance. The golfer from Barrika ended up with an accumulated score of three over par after rounds of 73-70-73-75 shots. He finished in 27th place. A more than acceptable debut. He didn’t manage to get past the seventy-shot barrier, but he proved throughout the four rounds that he is more than prepared to win this tournament one day.
He got off to a great start. There were difficult playing conditions in the first two rounds of the Masters, with strong, gusty winds which complicated things significantly. Jon, however, was able to hold on with a strong, solid game of golf and without any major errors. He did not look like a rookie at Augusta.
Around the middle of the third round he was knee-deep in the fight for the win. His performance was sensational, although a double bogey on the 12th hole, the heart of the Amen Corner, and two bogeys on the 16th and 17th, both three-putts, put quite a bit of distance between him and the leaders.
Be that as it may, Rahm managed to go out on the fourth day with the possibility of winning. He was six shots from leaders Sergio García and Justin Rose. Jon went all out, in search of that lightning round, and although it may not have been enough to win, at least it would have assured him a spot in the top 5 or top 12, which would guarantee his spot in the tournament for next year.
The last day wasn’t Rahm’s best round. From the start, the Basque golfer woke up on the wrong side of the bed and had a very tough round of golf. They were a long, hard 18 holes, and proof of that was the triple bogey on the 18th, bumping him down a number of spots in the rankings. “I don’t know what happened, I don’t know if it’s exhaustion or if I’m sick because of something I ate, but the truth is that it was really tough to get over the hump on the 18th hole, I even got dizzy from the applause. In any case, I’m really content for my first Masters, it was an incredible experience and I’ve learned a lot which will come in handy for next year” he assured after finishing.
Jon didn’t leave Augusta without making his mark in a big way. He made a spectacular eagle on Sunday on the 13th hole which made the crowd roar at Augusta. The lion from Barrika left hungry for more and is already longing for next year to come.