Jon Rahm had another great week in THE PLAYERS Championship. The objective data is irrefutable. He finished with a remarkable top ten in one of the most important events of the year.
That being said, beyond the objective is the subjective, and in that sense, Rahm was left with a bittersweet sensation. Among other factors, because his ambition does not allow for him to go into a tournament with any other idea in his head than winning.
Yes, the top ten is good, liked and appreciated, but Jon wants more, he’s working toward other ambitions. Even more so since the moment when he really had the possibility within arm’s reach for a higher prize. It’s the second consecutive painful Sunday for the Basque golfer at TPC Sawgrass. He finished far from Justin Thomas’ victory, but in reality, with just seven holes left to play, he was still in the fight for the win. He didn’t have the ending he needed.
Jon shot a 72, 68, 67 and 73 at the end of all four rounds. He started off somewhat slow. His long game was not completely on point, and nor did the putter come to the rescue. In any event, he managed to stay in the fight for the victory, and above all, he responded brilliantly in the following two rounds.
Rahm shot up in the rankings like a rocket, and made up for a lot of lost ground on the greens. This is, without a doubt, the biggest news of the week in THE PLAYERS. Jon is landing incredible putts, once again, from medium and long distances, which was missing from previous weeks. However, his long game was not as fine-tuned as he would have liked it to be, especially in the last round of the tournament. Rahm’s next event will be the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play.