Jon Rahm continues to have big weeks in his first complete season in the PGA Tour. Two weeks ago he won the Farmers Insurance Open and last week he played in Phoenix, at home, with the title under his belt, and now it’s time for him to experience Pebble Beach first-hand. It’s only the most legendary course in the world next to the Old Course at St. Andrews. Enough said.
Rahm will play this Thursday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am, PGA Tour tournament played in a special format. Amateurs and professionals compete at the same time, the majority are celebrities in the sports world and in general, and it’s held on three separate courses in California: Pebble Beach, Monterey Peninsula and Spyglass. The cut will take place on Saturday, after the third round, and once all the golfers have played on each one of the courses.
Rahm will start the tournament off on the Spyglass course, the most difficult of the three according to statistics accumulated over the years. Friday he’ll play on Pebble Beach and Saturday Monterey Peninsula, presumably the most accessible of the three. According to a study conducted by the PGA Tour, this sequence of courses is one of the most favorable, or least the most preferred among golfers.
Rahm will play this Thursday at 4:06 pm (Spanish time) with Andrew Loupe. The tee times in the first round were pushed up by an hour due to the bad weather forecast, lots of wind, with stretches that could reach up to 50 kilometers per hour and rain. The course that would be most affected by these unfavorable conditions would be Pebble Beach, due to its location, although it won’t be easy to go up against Spyglass in these conditions either.
Rahm will play in the tournament alongside CEO and president of Taylormade, David Abeles.