Jon Rahm was fighting for the victory once again up until the very last day in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Sunday came around in the last few games with the possibility to take home the title. He’s played five tournaments in the PGA Tour in 2018 and has had five clear shots at first place.
The golfer from Barrika shot a 67, 67, 70 and 76 in one of the most peculiar tournaments of the year in the US, where the famous play with the professionals on one of the most emblematic courses in the world. The tournament is played on three different courses for the first three days: Monterey Peninsula, Spyglass and Pebble Beach. The last and definitive round is also held on the Pebble Beach course.
Rahm kept up with the rhythm of the tournament until the 10th hole of the last round. From there, he was running on fumes after a very tough start, after four tournaments in a row, a win in the CareerBuilder Challenge, his rise to Number 2 in the world and the possibility to move up to first place ahead of Dustin Johnson. There were many rounds of golf and, above all, lots of emotions, continually fighting for the win and lots of attention from the media.
All of that weight was on his shoulders on the last nine holes of Pebble Beach, where he had a partial score of +6. He went from fighting for the title to finishing in 26th place. If he would have made par on that stretch, he would have finished in the top ten, just one shot away from second place.
Be that as it may, it has been an extraordinary start of the year in the PGA Tour, just based on his record and the rankings alone. Jon took home another first place trophy, he’s second in the world and is also currently second in the FedEX Cup. The next goal is to arrive fresh and ready for the first World Championship of the season, the WGC Mexico Championship held from March 1st to 4th.