Jon Rahm is coming off a 4-stroke win over most of the world’s top golfers at Tiger’s tournament. He started Sunday with a tie of the lead and fired a bogey-free 7-under 65. The only other player to go that low on Sunday was Justin Rose.
Many know Jon Rahm is a very good young talent. But can he take his game to another level? At the ripe age of 24 years old, he already has 6 wins worldwide and had a very successful collegiate career at Arizona State University. He had a very impressive win at the Farmers Insurance Open in 2017 and playoff victory at the CareerBuilder Championship in 2018.
Rahm has the ability to hit the ball a long way and can get to any green with ease. It just seemed like putting could cause a little bit of an issue on the Bermuda greens this past weekend. Maybe host Tiger Woods gave him the confidence he needed to take home the win. “He was putting next to me and I asked him, because I’m not the best putter on Bermuda grass and I know it’s kind of funny to say that now,” Rahm said. “I said, ‘Hey, Tiger can you please teach me how to putt on Bermuda?’”
Fortunately, Rahm did not have to lean his putter that much over the weekend. His ball striking was amazing, especially on Sunday . “I did tell him, ‘My man, you should look at my stats because it was all ball-striking,’’ Rahm said. “I think I made one putt outside 10 feet, and I didn’t miss a shot the last three days, it’s as simple as that. But I don’t think he believed me really.” If Rahm can start rolling the rock like Tiger a couple of decades ago, he could compete with any of the top players on Tour.