None other than fifteen tournaments went by before Jon Rahm missed his first cut of the season in the PGA Tour season. The Spanish golfer did not manage to make it to the weekend in the Memorial Tournament after two rounds of 73 and 77 shots. It wasn’t Jon’s week, especially with the putter. Many opportunities escaped out from under his fingertips throughout the two rounds from between two and six meters away, a distance which Jon usually handles quite flawlessly. So many options lost turned into an exasperating situation, and he ended up with three consecutive bogeys to miss the cut definitively. An accident.
It’s important to note that after missing the second cut in THE PLAYERS, Rahm played in the Dean & DeLuca Invitational and he fought for the win up until the very last moment, and finished in second place. Jon’s next tournament will be the US Open Championship at Erin Hills next week. It goes without saying that an excellent comeback response can be expected from the Spanish golfer.
Despite having missed the cut, Jon is still among the top ten in the world and in fourth place in the FedEX Cup. He will be resting up this week and practicing in order to go into the US Open in the best possible shape, second major of the season.
The US Open is a legendary tournament that will always bring back good memories for Rahm, as it was the first he played in his career. He competed last year at Oakmont, when he was still an amateur, and came through with a spectacular performance. He finished in 23º place after making the cut with a spectacular birdie on the 17th hole and an outstanding par from the rough on the 18th hole for an agonizing finale.