Jon Rahm wanted to remember one of his great idols after winning The American Express, his second title in two consecutive weeks, his fourth victory in the last 6 tournaments he has played, and his 9th title on the PGA Tour.
Jon Rahm is sweet. For this reason, after his triumph, they asked him about the way in which he manages to manage his success to continue at a very high level in all aspects and which athletes he has focused on in this regard.
That was when the man from Barrika wanted to remember the former NBA player Kobe Bryant, who died on January 26, 2020, when asked about.
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"The list is very long," he said before naming the legendary Los Angeles Lakers player, Kobe Bryant.
“I spent a lot of time listening to a lot of his interviews and videos because I see a lot of similarities between us in the way we approach our craft. Craftsmanship is the keyword for Kobe. And having this obsession that we both have for the game, he is someone to learn from, for sure", Jon pointed out, making it clear that the main thing is to maintain the "work ethic" no matter what and regardless of the results.
"Work ethic trumps talent every day of the week, period. And I like to think I have a really tough work ethic and put in a lot of time." In this field, Jon considered that he still has a lot to improve and made clear his desire to continue perfecting his game despite his great results and his enormous state of form.
“In my mind, I feel like I can improve a lot. I feel like that's the mindset you should have. Once again, I work very hard to do what I do. I could find bugs in every round I've played. Very rarely would I say that I have played a flawless round”, he added.
In addition, he also referred to 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and Arizona Cardinals players J.J. Watt and Zach Ertz as role models for how they manage their successes.