Jon Rahm finished out the CJ Cup, PGA Tour tournament held on the Shadow Creek course in Las Vegas, in 17th place with a total of seven under par.
The Spanish golfer shot a 67, 73, 69 and 72, which didn’t cut it in a tournament where there were many good scores, and Jason Kokrak took home the win.
Rahm got off to a great start in the CJ Cup, also his debut in this tournament. Up until this year, it has been held in Korea, and Jon hadn’t been able to attend due to his obligations with the European Tour, however, this year in 2020, due to the pandemic and the provisional relocation of the tournament to the US from Korea, he took advantage of the opportunity. His first round was magnificent, and he climbed up the rankings to fourth place. He played very well from tee to green, and it was his best day of the four with the putter.
From there, it was tough for him to find those pivotal moments in the rounds. He got stuck. The second day, he had a hard time on the tee shots, a very infrequent occurrence in the Basque golfer’s game. He bounced back in the third round, although what was missing was accuracy with the putter in order to keep climbing the rankings to the top spots, and he finished off the day, not bad on the tee shots, but too cold on the putt.
It’s safe to say that it wasn’t Rahm’s best week as far as confidence in his game, but even so, he managed to finish with room to spare in the top 20 of the tournament. After Las Vegas, there’s the ZOZO Championship, another tournament that has been moved from Japan to the US this year due to the pandemic.