Jon Rahm (-13) polished off another fantastic week in the PGA Tour. Second tournament of the season and second top 15. Rahm finished in fifteenth place in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, American tour tournament held at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas.
Jon finished out the week with four rounds under 70 shots. He opened the tournament with an outstanding card for 65 shots and followed with three more cards under 70: 69, 69 and 68. Each day he was among the top spots of the tournament and had the possibility to take home the win up until the very last nine holes on Sunday. In fact, with six holes to go he was just three shots away from the leader.
Rahm’s game was once again top notch, especially from tee to green. The first three days of the tournament he caught 15 greens, placing him as one of the best in the tournament as far as long game. What was not as on point this week as in previous weeks was the putt. It was quite possibly his accuracy on the greens that prevented him from getting closer to the winner, Australian veteran golfer, Rod Pampling.
In any event, there are stats that clearly reflect the consistency and job well done by Rahm in the past few tournaments of the PGA Tour. He’s played 22 consecutive rounds at par or under par. He’s the only golfer with that long of a stretch under 21 years old in the last three decades of the American tour.
Rahm’s next tournament will be the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. It takes place this week at El Camaleón Golf Club, designed by Greg Norman in Playa del Carmen, México.