Jon Rahm finished out the ‘majors season’ in a big way. He ended up in third place in the Open Championship, held on the British course at Royal St. George’s.
The golfer from Barrika handed in four cards of 71, 64, 68 and 66 shots, and finished with a total of -11, tied with Louis Oosthuizen, four shots away from Collin Morikawa.
Rahm had a near picture-perfect round on Sunday on the tee shots. He knew he needed to come up with something special in order to narrow the gap of the five-shot disadvantage with the leader, Oosthuizen, and he did it. It was a very special game of golf, although the only thing missing was that final touch on the greens in order to reach the bulletproof Collin Morikawa, golf champion of the year after finishing with -15.
Rahm had another outstanding performance in a Major. It’s true that he lost a lot of ground in the first round, in which he shot a 71, playing in the morning, but his comeback was epic. This Open Championship will be remembered, firstly because he handed in his lowest card in a Major (64 shots), and secondly, for that final round of epic proportions on the tee shots. There was one moment in the round where it seemed as though he could literally place the ball wherever he wanted. What a show!
Unfortunately, the putter did not show up when he needed it to, which kept him from finishing the job. In any event, it was a valiant third place, his fourth top 8 of the season in Majors. No other golfer surpassed him in the four Majors of the year. Exceptional. Additionally, he’s now moved back up to Number One in the world.
The next event for Jon will be the Tokyo Olympic Games, where his primary objective is to take home a medal for Spain.