There’s definitely no better place to celebrate his first victory in the PGA Tour than in Arizona, in Phoenix, at home, in the same place where he spent most of his young adult life, where he trained and grew as a person and a golfer.
Yes, Jon Rahm celebrated his win in the Farmers Insurance Open in Phoenix, received with all the highest honors at the general Taylormade headquarters, making waves on every corner of Arizona State University. Proud to have hosted such a talented young individual.
That’s how fate would have it. The next stop of the PGA Tour after the Farmers is the Waste Management Phoenix Open, tournament held at TPC Scottsdale, just a short way away from Arizona State. Jon Rahm will pick up where he left off there this Thursday.
The PGA Tour wasted no time at all in honoring one of its most valuable young players. To start, a high-flying game for the first two rounds. Rahm is paired with Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, two of the most respected, most valued and loved golfers of the PGA Tour. A top 10 and a top 15. Two American team members and also in the Ryder Cup.
Jon will be put to the test once again this week in his up-and-coming career. It will be interesting to see how he digests everything that has happened to him these past few hours and, on top of that, at home, with everyone eagerly awaiting his presence, emotions and adrenaline through the roof, which comes with the territory.
The truth is that there is no better place to get past the first victory jitters. He’s not only playing at home, but also on a course he knows like the back of his hand and where he’s already played in the PGA Tour. And great memories, of course. The world got to know him at TPC Scottsdale. At least those who didn’t already know of him. The golfer from Barrika finished in fifth place there twelve years ago when he was still an amateur.
It will take place this Thursday starting at 7:57 am local time, 3:57 pm Spanish time.