Jon Rahm continues to climb up the ladder. Fifth place in the Genesis Invitational. Four tournaments in 2021, and three top tens. If we go back to last season, it’s even more of an accomplishment. Five top tens in the past six tournaments.
Rahm shot a 70, 69, 72 and a 66, very consistent, very solid game all week on the tee shots. In fact, no one caught more regulation greens than Rahm at the Riviera, one of the keys to maintaining a top position on this highly demanding Los Angeles course.
The only aspect Jon could have improved upon was a bit more accuracy with the putter in order to make it to the fight for the victory. He was not far off. In the end, he finished five shots away from the tiebreaker between Max Homa and Tony Finau, who finished in first place for the win.
Rahm ended the week very satisfied. He continues to make progress with the new equipment. His long game continues to be in excellent shape. The next objective will be to try to take more advantage of his options for birdie. He made a total of 16 throughout the four days, which isn’t bad at all, but he didn’t manage to make an eagle, and there were a few days, like the first, in which he only made one, not sufficient enough for his potential. It was precisely being cold on the greens on the first day that probably kept him from getting even closer to the top.