After his time at the Spanish Open, Jon Rahm was able to return home to disconnect and continue training for the last tournament he will play this season, the DP World Tour Championship from November 16 to 19 in Dubai. Meanwhile, the Spanish player showed at the PGA Frisco (in Texas, near Dallas) his expertise in shooting short putts, as if they were shooting shots.
The 'León de Barrika' scored 20 in a row in one minute.
Jon Rahm, results
Regarding the DPWT Championship, the Biscayan arrives as second classified in the Race to Dubai behind Rory McIlroy, who will start as a favorite to finish as number one of the course in the formerly known as the European Circuit, thanks to his income of more than 2,000 points about Spanish.
In any case, Rahm is defending a title that he has already won three times, so he will have his options ahead of the Race. There he will have to face his other Ryder Team Europe teammates: Matt Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Nicolai Højgaard, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Robert MacIntyre and Sepp Straka.
The fact that Rahm and McIlory are playing in Dubai will mean that they will not be present in the exclusive Hero World Challenge that Tiger Woods organizes every year at the end of the month. 'Rahmbo' would not reappear until the Sentry Tournament of Champions in the first days of January 2024.
The news regarding the Spaniard this week has been his announcement that he will not participate in the virtual league organized by Tiger and McIlroy because he could not acquire the level of commitment required for these events that will be held on certain Mondays of the season.
Jon Rahm Rodríguez (Barrica, Vizcaya, November 10, 1994) is a Spanish professional golfer,5 current number 3 in the world. He was number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for sixty weeks, holding the absolute record as number one in said classification.
He started as a professional in 2016, the year in which he participated in the United States Open, which he would win only five years later, on June 20, 2021, making him the first Spanish golfer to win this tournament. In 2017 he was champion of the San Diego Open, the Irish Open and the Dubai World Championship.7 On July 19, 2020, he won the Memorial Tournament (Ohio) and reached the number one position in the PGA world golf rankings, ousting Rory McIlroy, thus becoming the twenty-fourth number one in history, the tenth European and the second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros.
In 2023 he became champion of the Augusta Masters (the fourth Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros, Jose María Olazábal and Sergio García) and won his second Ryder Cup (2018, 2023) with the European team.