It wasn’t the week Jon Rahm had hoped for in the American Express PGA Tour tournament. The golfer from Barrika returned to the tournament he won in 2018, and he was at the top of the pack all week, but he was never really in the fight for the win at any given moment.
He finished in 14th place with a total of 274 shots, with four rounds of 66, 70, 67 and 71 shots.
Rahm was on point on the tee shots once again, although not as accurate as on other occasions. He missed more fairways than normal, and with the irons, and despite having made many regulation greens, consistency and a solid game, he couldn’t place the ball as close to the hole as he usually does.
In any event, the key reason he didn’t finish higher up in the rankings this week was the putter. Once again, it was another week of very low score cards in the PGA Tour, just like in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, which requires a high level of accuracy on the greens in order to make it to the top spots in the tournament. Rahm never managed to feel totally comfortable. His performance wasn’t bad by any means, but he wasn’t able to achieve the high level of accuracy that he’s capable of.
Be that as it may, it’s another top 15 under Rahm’s belt in his career in the PGA Tour, which is not bad at all during a week in which things didn’t turn out as well as he’d hoped for. Since last May, John has played in eleven PGA Tour tournaments, and this was his worst score, except for the cut he missed in the Fortinet Championship. The accident.
Jon will be able to make his comeback and get the bad taste out of his mouth after a week in which he couldn’t quite get in the zone, starting this Wednesday in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, his favorite place in the world where he won the US Open last year and where he won his first PGA Tour tournament in 2017.