Jon Rahm will compete in THE PLAYERS Championship starting this Thursday, the most important tournament on the regular PGA Tour calendar, the quintessential event, referred to as the ‘Fifth Major’.
The tournament will be held at the Stadium Course at the TPC Sawgrass, also the PGA Tour headquarters. It’s the big PGA Tour party, and the third time Rham has received an ‘invitation’.
His performance in this tournament in previous years has been marked by ups and downs, although the final score has resulted in more frustration than satisfaction. Both in 2017 and 2018, he got off to an explosive start, both rounds below 68 shots, a sensational score on the demanding Pete Dye course, where it’s no easy task to finish below a 70.
However, the weekend through him off course both times, especially in the third round. The first time around he shot an 82, and last year he shot a 78. Up until that moment, on both occasions he was in the fight for the win. Perhaps that’s why Jon has a personal vendetta, so to speak, against this tournament.
It’s no secret that the golfer from Barrika likes this course a lot, it adapts to his understanding of the game, and he believes the change in date could be to his advantage. For the first time since 2007, it will be held in March instead of May. “It will be cold, and the course will be damper, softer and longer. I think that could be to my advantage”, assures the Basque golfer.
And as if it were lacking in incentives, Jon will play in the first two rounds alongside Sergio García and Dustin Johnson, Number 1 in the world. Time for a very special week.