Jon Rahm will compete in the first Major of the season, starting this Thursday. There’s no better way to celebrate his 100th tournament as a professional than playing in an event of this caliber.
The PGA Championship will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco. Everybody is on the edge of their seats with excitement, because it’s about to get good.
Jon will go into the tournament as Number 2 in the world, after handing over his title to Justin Thomas this past Monday, but with the possibility still intact to take back the throne with a solid performance. In any event, the golfer from Barrika has it clear that his place in the world rankings is secondary on the week of a tournament. It only matters on Mondays.
‘I prefer to win a Major than to be Number 1 in the world, although I know that winning Majors will get me closer to ranking Number 1 again, so it’s very clear to me what I need to do. Right now, the main important thing is to play well, and create options to be able to win the tournament.’
Rahm will play in the first two rounds with Phil Mickelson and Sergio García. The weather forecast predicts strong wind on Thursday afternoon, right when Jon will be on the course. It will be interesting to see how this will affect his game.
It’s the fifteenth Major of his career, and the fourth PGA Championship. His highest placement in this tournament was fourth in 2018 on the Bellerive course. Last year, he missed the cut.