Jon Rahm will play in the Open de Francia this Thursday in the European Tour, part of the Rolex Series, held on the same course that will host the Ryder Cup next year. Rahm is taking advantage of the fact that it is one of the most important tournaments of the year to make his debut in the European Tour, and while he’s at it, to get a taste of what the course is like where he’s confident he’ll be able to play against the US under captain Thomas Bjorn’s orders.
Rahm wants to get the bad taste out of his mouth from these past two weeks of competition in the Memorial and US Open. He missed two cuts in a row, a bump in the road that has already been forgotten, which was conveniently used to analyze where he’s at in his game and to grow as a golfer. In fact, Jon has been practicing and working hard the last ten days between the Taylormade facilities in San Diego the Open de France course itself, with his coach Eduardo Celles, to work on getting the good vibes back.
The first contact Rahm had with the course was good. The Spanish golfer is very happy with it and, most of all, with its high level of preparation. The key this week is to reach the fairway with the drive, due to the fact that it’s a bit long with the rainfall and the rough, despite not being as grueling as other years, can be a major setback. Jon trusts that he’s regained his confidence back in the club that has worked so flawlessly for him up until the Memorial.
As we stated above, the Open de Francia is part of the Rolex Series, a sequence of tournaments in the European Tour with a seven million dollar prize pool. Keep in mind that Rahm is highly ranked in the Race to Dubai, which means that a good score this week would put him a lot closer to first place, which is currently held by Sergio García.
Rahm will play this Thursday starting at eight in the morning with Alexander Levy, the local favorite this week, and Tommy Fleetwood. They’ll play on Friday starting at 1:00 pm. The weather forecast predicts stormy skies on Thursday and Friday with winds that will reach up 24 to 32 kilometers per hour until Saturday.