Jon Rahm (-9) finished in a solid tenth place in the Shell Houston Open, PGA Tour tournament held at the Golf Club of Houston. The golfer from Barrika worked his way up throughout the week and proved that he is perfectly well-prepared to take on one of the most special weeks of the year: the Masters at Augusta.
Rahm started the week off slowly, probably still affected by the roller coaster of emotions and exhaustion from such a tough week as the WGC Dell Match Play. He shot a 71 on Thursday in the first round and a 72 on Friday. Then he shook off the post-tournament jitters and made the cut, which was all uphill from there. He had a sensational weekend of golf in which he went up almost fifty spots in the rankings. Jon shot a 69 on Saturday and a 67 on Sunday, the third best at the Golf Club of Houston. However, apart from the spectacular stats, the best part was the good vibes it brought. He made 14 birdies on the last 36 holes. An explosion of some of the Spanish native’s best golf in the quest to rise up to the top of the pack.
He had an incredible day on Sunday, and there were many options for birdie. He played very aggressively, long off the tee, having created a countless number of putts from less than five meters away. He made five under par for the day and it could have been even less. He was on the attack up to the very end. This top ten, the fourth consecutive of the PGA Tour, will allow him to continue to climb up in the world rankings. He’s currently in twelfth place, just behind Sergio García, evidently the best classification of his entire career. Additionally, it helps to reinforce his fourth place in the FedEX Cup rankings. Augusta now awaits his presence and Jon is more than ready for it.