Jon Rahm continues to outdo himself in his extraordinary track record in the PGA Tour. The golfer from Barrika took home the third victory of his professional career in the PGA Tour after winning the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, teamed up with Ryan Palmer.
Rahm solidified the win in this unique style, team format tournament held at TPC Louisiana in Avondale. A big win with a virtually improvised partner. They’ve both maintained a good relationship through the years, but they haven’t been close friends in the tour by any means.
In any event, they both demonstrated the tremendous capacity to adapt, and an extraordinary chemistry. They won with an outstanding score of -26, with two rounds of 64 and 64 shots in fourball and 65 and 69 in foursome. It was a clear-cut victory, with a solid three-shot advantage over the next team, Sergio García and Tommy Fleetwood.
Jon’s best day was the fourball in the third round, where he accumulated an astounding total of eight birdies for the team. The two of them also put on an incredible show in the foursome on Friday, with a whopping total of 65 shots.
It’s the seventh win of Jon Rahm’s professional career. This win will go down in the books alongside the Farmers Insurance Open and the CareerBuilder Challenge in the PGA Tour, the Irish Open, Open de España and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai in the European Tour and the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, which groups all the best golfers in the world together and counts toward the world rankings, although not for the PGA Tour.
Precisely, the Zurich Classic does not grant points toward the world rankings due to its team style format, but it does grant FedEx Cup points. Jon won 400 points, and has been bumped up to sixth place in the rankings.