The three-time DP World Tour Championship winner has revealed one of his little secrets for hitting high draw balls to go further but also when the situation calls for it. As often everything starts from the position in relation to the ball and without too much effort you should be able to execute this shot.
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In the jargon we call it a small cookie, a tip, a tip or a nugget. In this video posted on the twitter account of his equipment supplier Callaway, ex-world number 1 Jon Rahm gives the two keys on which he relies to hit high and draw balls (trajectory from right to left for him).
Firstly, the winner of the US Open 2021 moves back about twenty centimeters the position of his driver at address. His ball remains positioned normally in its stance. Here he is inspired by the famous Moe Norman, an autodidact who marked the history of golf.
Second Rahm places his ball a little higher off the tee. Jon Rahm attended Arizona State University and won 11 university tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson who earned 16 titles. In 2015 he participated as an amateur in the Phoenix Open, finishing fifth.
On April 1, he became first in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and stayed there for 25 weeks, then regained the position to hold it for another 35 weeks. He thus qualified for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship of the following year: in the first of the two tournaments he finished twenty-third, then turned professional, simultaneously losing the right to play in the Open.
Quicken Loans National was his first professional event and he finished it third. The Canadian Open, on the other hand, saw him finish second. At the end of the season he obtained a card for the PGA Tour 2017. Rahm found his first success in the Farmers Insurance Open thanks to an eagle on the last hole, managing to enter the major tournaments on the world scene.
At the Mexico Championship, an event of the World Golf Championships series, he finished third, two shots from the winner Dustin Johnson, while in the second event, the Dell Technologies Match Play, he lost the final against Johnson himself .
He later won the Irish Open by six strokes and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, also winning the rookie of the year award.