Jon Rahm did not make the cut in the Charles Schwab Challenge at the Colonial Country Club. His irons weren’t as accurate as they needed to be on such a demanding course as Fort Worth with such demanding greens, in Texas.
Nonetheless, he fought valiantly, and wasn’t far off from making it through to the weekend. In reality, it was the two accidents in the first and second rounds that knocked him out of the game.
On Thursday, it was an out of bounds on the 14th hole, which ended up in a triple bogey, and on Friday a tree crossed his path on the 7th hole, and he made a double bogey. The shot off the tee went to the rough, and when he attempted to get to the green from out of position, his second shot hit a tree and was unplayable. With a par and a bogey on those holes, he would have made the cut. It was those two bad shots that shattered the chances for his hard work to pay off.
It’s true that his light wasn’t shining as bright as it normally does, and he was constantly fighting an uphill battle, but between the putt, which was quite on point, and his short game, he was able to get by, in order to at least stay alive in the tournament. The second day, he made it to two under par, with one foot in the door to playing over the weekend. All the way up until the 7th hole.
It’s the ninth cut Jon has missed in his entire career in the PGA Tour, the second in a row after the PGA Championship. Keep in mind that the last time he missed two cuts in a row, he finished in first and fourth place in the following tournaments. The next event will be the US Open in Pebble Beach.