Jon Rahm is back to competing in 2017 starting this Thursday. He’ll play in the Career Building Challenge in the PGA Tour in La Quinta, California. Not a bad place to break in the new season. With the cold weather taking all of Europe by storm, playing on a course when it’s twenty degrees (celsius) out is a luxury.

Rahm will start the year off with some substantial changes in his clubs bag. He’s got a new driver (Taylormade M2) and a new ball with which he’s sure to gain a notable distance. He’s ready to play again, most of all, to put everything he’s learned into practice this winter between Spain and the US.

Earlier this week, he had written in his blog about the new goods, “I have to say that I loved the new Taylormade M2 from the start. It was like love at first sight. I have a theory that new clubs have to be easy on the eyes. Of course it’s important to have good vibes afterward while hitting the ball, but being comfortable with the looks of it is also key. The new driver is bright green and the truth is that I like it a lot. I feel comfortable with it, and now it’s time to see how it comes through under pressure. I don’t think any exist as long as this one that are so forgiving with errors, even more so than before. The 3 wood and the 5 wood are M1”.

The Career Builder Challenge is an unique tournament. It’s played in the Pro-Am format on three separate courses: TPC Stadium Course, Nicklaus Course and La Quinta. Each day is played on a different course and the cut is on Saturday after the third round. Rahm will start this Thursday on La Quinta, with Jamie Lovemark and two amateurs. They’ll play starting at 7:00 pm (Spanish time).

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