Jon Rahm’s capacity to learn and absorb new things should be able to be cloned to teach at golf academies, seeing as how it’s an extraordinary virtue to make it to golf’s elite and maintain your place there.
The last demonstration was THE PLAYERS Championship, a tournament that’s back on the 2021 calendar after being canceled last year due to the brutal eruption of the coronavirus pandemic. As you may recall, the tournament started in 2020, but was suspended after the first round. Those 18 holes were the last holes played in the PGA Tour before the three month shelter-in-place order was set in motion.
Rahm assures that he still continues to learn from what happened in the last round of 2019. The golfer from Barrika, Spain, started out as sole leader of the tournament, but he didn’t have a good round of golf, and he ended up losing lots of ground, with a final round of 76 shots. That was a tough blow, but it served as a learning experience and insight into his performance in times of maximum pressure, which made him grow a lot as a golfer.
Jon is very excited for this tournament, and he has it clear that the course adapts well to his understanding of the game, especially because of his solid game from tee to green, which plays a fundamental role at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, where the tournament will be held. He’s at a good point in his game, although it’s been tough to round up four good weeks to make it to the fight for the win on the last nine holes of the tournament. Even so, there are still good vibes.