Jon Rahm is unstoppable. Fourth victory in the last six matches played for the Spaniard who in California, with a total of 261 (64 64 65 68, -27) hits, made The American Express his own, already conquered in 2018. A success, the one that arrived in La Fifth, which allowed him to celebrate the ninth feat (a figure including a Major, the US Open) in his career, in 134 appearances, on the PGA Tour.
The 28-year-old Basque thus emulated his idol, the unforgettable Severiano Ballesteros. But that's not all: for the first time he has risen to the top of the FedEx Cup standings but not of the world one where he went from fourth to third position.
After the one at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, in Hawaii, the second gem of 2023 arrived for Rahm. In just two games played in the new year, the golfer from Barrika has already collected 4,140,000 million dollars. Because if the Maui County exploit earned him $2,700,000, the California one earned him $1,440,000.
Also a blockbuster, he is the strongest and fittest player of the moment. An important, fundamental resource for the Europe team which, from 29 September to 1 October in Rome, will face the USA in the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup.
Jon Rahm, results
"All I can say is that I am delighted, with how I am playing and with how much I am winning. It is true that I have the same titles as Ballesteros on the PGA Tour, but he won five Majors, including The Masters three times and two the The Open.
While I currently have only conquered one Grand Slam event. I repeat that if I play golf, the credit goes to Ballesteros. Not only because of the admiration I have for him but because my father became passionate about this sport after the 1997 Ryder Cup in Valderrama in which Seve was the captain of the Old Continent", Rahm's satisfaction.
by one stroke the American Davis Thompson, 2/o with 262 (-26) ahead of his compatriots Xander Schauffele - gold medal at the Tokyo Games and protagonist in the last round of a partial in 62 (-10), result of an albatross and seven birdies - and Chris Kirk, both 3/i with 263 (-25).
What regrets for Scottie Scheffler. The American finished the competition in 11th place with 266 (-22) and, on the last hole of the tournament, he missed the 'putt' for the birdie that would have allowed him to return to first place in the world ranking.
Another missed opportunity for Scheffler who was unable to take advantage of the absence of Northern Irishman Rory Mcllroy who thus remains number 1.