The second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, the BMW Championship, will be held at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Jon Rahm will go into the tournament as number one in the world, second in the FedEx Cup, after another stellar performance this past week in the Northern Trust Open at Liberty National.
To top it all off, this week is his opportunity to defend his title from last year after winning against Dustin Johnson in a playoff with a putt that went down in golf history. This course is uncharted territory for Rahm, and it took little to no time to adapt after all the relocations due to hurricane Henri. The Spanish golfer is excited to take on a new challenge he still hasn’t accomplished: to successfully defend his title in a PGA Tour tournament.
And naturally, the golfer from Barrika will play in one of the star games with Tony Finau and Cameron Smith, number one and three in the Fedex Cup, respectively. Rahm played with both of them in the first event as well, up to the very last hole in the first tournament of the FedEx last week. In the end, it was his good friend Finau who took home the win, finally putting an end to a long streak of five years with no wins in the PGA Tour.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, until Sunday, the top 70 players of the season will attempt to move up the most amount of positions possible in the FedEx Cup, with the objective of creating options to win at East Lake next week. Rahm will be competing in a tournament that has historically gone quite well for him in his career (one victory and three top fives in five tournaments), no shortage of reasons to be optimistic.