Jon Rahm will play in the Memorial Tournament starting this Thursday, the Jack Nicklaus tournament of the PGA Tour held in Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio. The Spanish golfer will make his lustrous debut as top ten in the world, which he earned this past Monday after the Dean & DeLuca Invitational, bumping him up to ninth place in the world rankings.
Rahm is now the fifth youngest in history to make it to the top ten. It couldn’t be a more exclusive club. The only ones ahead of Jon are none other than Sergio García, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods. This list clearly demonstrates that what the Basque golfer has accomplished is an incredible feat.
No better place to break in a freshly earned top ten than the Nicklaus tournament, one of the most exciting and special events on the PGA Tour calendar. Most importantly, apart from being a spectacular course, the Golden Bear comes alive during the tournament, it’s very active, present with all of the golfers and, above all, it’s become a tradition to shake hands with the winner on the green of the 18th hole on Sunday.
The Memorial will be the last tournament Rahm will play before the US Open. Afterward, he’ll rest for a week, and will then head for Erin Hills to compete in the second major of the season.
Jon will play starting on Thursday in one of the most explosive games of the day, it couldn’t be any other way after his track record this season. He’ll play with Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama on Thursday afternoon and in the morning on Friday.