Jon Rahm finished the Genesis Open in tenth place, held last week at the Riviera Country Club, in Los Angeles. Another top ten for the trophy room. The running tally is seven in a row, with an outstanding total of five out of five in 2019.
Jon shot a 67, 70, 69 and 71 throughout the four rounds. The final moments were bittersweet, as the golfer from Barrika was battling it out for fifth place, when he ended up with a bogey on the 15th hole and a double bogey on the 17th hole. He was bumped down several spots, and that’s always a hard pill to swallow, especially when it’s down to the wire and there’s no room to react.
In any event, the rest of the tournament had a very positive outcome. It was another solid performance on a course which he competed on for the first time. And it isn’t exactly easy to break in the Riviera.
The strongest part of his game last week was his performance on the greens. He was the ninth best in the tournament in that area, according to PGA Tour stats. It’s hard-earned and well-deserved, seeing as how they are very fast and hard to read. Jon felt comfortable on the course, which is an excellent sign for the next big event, the WGC Mexico Championship.
He didn’t play over par on any given day, yet another demonstration of his consistency, and he was always within arm’s reach of the top golfers. It was somewhat of a strange week, interrupted by rainfall on Thursday, in which he did not have the option to win going into the game on Sunday, yet always maintaining his spot within the top ten, no ups and downs. He continues to play as he set out to do, with few significant errors. He’s not making a lot of bogeys, and hardly any double bogeys. In fact, he only made one bogey during a week in which the wrath of the course had its own agenda, precisely on the second-to-last hole of the day.