Jon Rahm is already on vacation after several months of having gone all out. The graduation at Arizona State and his first months as a professional have the golfer from Barrika practically breathless. Tired but tremendously satisfied with having achieved the demanding objectives he set out for. In less than a month he accumulated enough earnings to obtain the PGA Tour card.
Golf is nonstop and it’s time to start planning for next season which, as they say, is just around the corner. Once the FedEX Cup playoffs and the Ryder Cup finish, the next PGA Tour will begin again. That’s where Rahm will be.
The Basque golfer met up with his team the past couple days and they’ve scheduled the following dates for the first four months and a half of competition. Very clear and carefully crafted. Nothing is left up in the air.
Thus, Jon will start the season off with the first PGA Tour tournament, the Safeway Open held in Napa, California, from October 13th to 16th. After that, he’ll play in the Shriners Hospitals For Children Open, the OHL Classic in Mayakoba and the World Cup, tournament with which, if all goes as planned, he will close out the year 2016.
The start of 2017 will be very demanding. Rahm will play for five consecutive weeks: CareerBuilder Challenge, Farmers Insurance Open, Waste Management Phoenix Open, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am and Génesis Open. From there, he’ll take a break and will then go back to the drawing board to plan the rest of the season. His next tournaments, logically, will be according to what he accomplishes in the first stretch of the season and whether or not he qualifies for the World Golf Championships and the Masters.