The BMW Championship, second FedEx Cup Playoff, started yesterday on the Medinah Country Club (No. 3) course in Illinois, and Jon Rahm is undoubtedly one of the favorites for the win.
That’s what his stats say from over the past three months, in which he has not fallen from the top ten week after week, not even once.
His third place in the Northern Trust one week ago put him in the running for the fight to conquer the FedEx Cup. Whatever happens at Medinah, Rahm will have more than enough options to take home the 15 million dollar prize money, which will be granted to the champion of the PGA Tour. And while he’s at it, to go down in history as the first Spanish golfer ever to achieve this lofty goal.
Jon will play at Medinah for the first time, conscious of the importance of rationing out his energy. We’re in the final stretch of the season, where being prepared and playing well is just as important as resting properly. The Spanish golfer’s goal is to keep his energy level high to polish off another great week.
Things are going well at the moment. He is currently positioned within the top 20 after shooting a 68 in the first round, three shots from the leader. Another solid round of golf. So much so, that it’s impossible not to think of the possibility that Rahm could make it to the Tour Championship, the grand finale of the FedEx Cup, first in the rankings. It won’t be easy, but it’s not out of reach by any means. He would have to finish in first or second place in order to pull it off. It’s the only way he’ll be able to get ahead of Brooks Koepka although, evidently, it will also depend on what the other four golfers do who are currently ahead: Koepka himself, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy and Matt Kuchar.