Jon Rahm will start his participation in the OHL Classic, third tournament of his PGA Tour season. Arrival in Mexico, on El Camaleón course at Playa del Carmen, after having pulled off two consecutive top 15s in the Safeway Open and the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.
Rahm is landing on familiar territory. Without a doubt, the tournament Rham controls best in the American tour, it will be his third appearance at Mayakoba. In fact, it all started here. Here is where he made his PGA Tour debut in 2014. It was his initiation. He missed the cut by one shot.
He also played in it last year, still as an amateur. He finished in tenth place, showing the world what he was made of as a golfer. It’s been two years since he started, but anyone would say it feels like it was just yesterday. Rham’s career took off running. Everything that’s happened since that Fall in 2014 has been good and positive.
It’s a special week for Rham, not only because he’ll be playing in his first PGA Tour tournament, but also the Spanish golfer from Barrika will be celebrating his 22nd birthday this Thursday. There’s no better gift than a good performance at Mayakoba and, why not, a win. Jon, desde luego, faithful to his style, doesn’t count anything out before starting a tournament.
Jon will play in the first round this Thursday at 6:10 pm, Spanish time. And the second on Friday at 1:40 pm. He’ll play with Tony Finau and Billy Horschel.