Jon Rahm wants to break the Spanish Open record: It would be an honor to surpass Seve



by SEAD DEDOVIC

Jon Rahm wants to break the Spanish Open record: It would be an honor to surpass Seve
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Jon Rahm expressed that he would consider it a great honor to surpass his idol, Seve Ballesteros, as he embarks on the quest for his fourth Spanish Open title. Although it's every golfer's dream to overtake their idol and achieve massive success, Rahm feels odd about it.

However, the Spaniard does not deny that he will give his maximum and do his best to win the fourth title. “It would be an honour to surpass Seve,” Rahm said, as quoted by golfmonthly.com! "He’s been the reference, and to get to four titles this quick would be incredible.

I want to surpass him, but in a weird sense, I think with the great Seve, it's an odd feeling to think that I might be ahead of him in any category. But at the end of the day, it is what we strive for. Any time my name is anywhere remotely closely related to any of the great Spanish players, it's absolutely amazing.

I keep thinking of that little kid back in Barrica growing up, learning how to play golf and thinking maybe someday to be living those days. It's very special."

Jon Rahm on playing in Spain

Jon Rahm is aware that he will have tremendous support considering that he is playing on home soil.

This support could be a huge motivation for him. Jon also emphasized that there will be a pressure factor. “It's always incredible to play in front of your home crowd and I'm excited to defend my title at Club de Campo.

Obviously there is more pressure and more motivation to try to win at home. They want me to succeed and I want to do well for them."
The Spaniard is still under the impression of victory at the Ryder Cup. To win such a competition is the dream of every golfer.

However, golf is a sport where you don't have much time to rest. Further challenges await you, and you must always be ready. “The Ryder Cup week is different than any other. I was more mentally exhausted than I’ve ever been on any other Sunday that I’ve played,” Rahm said.

"For me this week is very, very important. Last week obviously I wanted to enjoy the Ryder Cup win, but also rest to be with the batteries charged for this tournament”.

Jon Rahm