Not that there was even a shadow of a doubt, but just in case, Jon Rahm made it his personal mission to cast aside all doubt in the first stop of the Playoffs in the FedEx Cup.The golfer from Barrika, Vizcaya, finished in third place in the Northern Trust at the Liberty National in New York, and has moved up to fifth place in the FedEx Cup. Coincidentally, the same as his world ranking. Rahm is, once again, among the top 5 on the planet, one year later.
The Spanish golfer had yet another stellar performance, solid with unwavering strength throughout the whole week. He was at the top since from the very beginning, with a magnificent round of 64 shots, and fought for the victory up until the very last breath. In fact, he was not far off from winning the tournament. With just five holes left to play, he was positioned as leader with a two-shot advantage. In the end, with two bogeys on the 14th and 15th holes coupled with Patrick Reed’s solid finale, tournament champion, he finished in third place. It was another fantastic week for Jon off the tee, although he was somewhat inconsistent with the irons. In general, he was brilliant, but he did miss a few shots which, in hindsight, probably cost him the win.
Be that as it may, Jon’s stats are spectacular. In the last three months, he’s played in six championships, and his worst outcome was eleventh. Additionally, he’s got four top 3s. The king of consistency in the world of golf right now.
The most important message to walk away with is that after this first Playoff, he has solidified his position as a strong candidate to win the FedEx Cup. He’s now in fifth place with just two tournaments left to play, the BMW Championship, which starts this coming Thursday, and the Tour Championship, the grande finale, which will be held one week later at the East Club in Atlanta.