Jon Rahm has played some impressive golf in the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The one thing missing is a win.
In his debut in 2017, Rahmbo posted T-3rd, T-4th, T-5th and T-7th en route to finishing in the season-long standings. He wasn’t at his best in 2018 but still had a top-25 at the BMW Championship and qualified for East Lake.
The Spaniard was contending again for the $10 million in 2019 when he posted T-3rd, T-5th and T-13th.
The playoffs are held over a variety of courses, obviously, but what’s constant is his ability to play well against strong fields like these.
Not to mention, his T-4th in 2017 came at this week’s Northern Trust venue, TPC Boston.
Scores of 67-68-71-68 landed him five shots off the pace. He led the field in strokes gained off the tee (1.04 per round) as well as SG putting (2.38). That’s usually a formula for a trophy, but his irons were just a bit off.
His approach play isn’t his bread and butter, but he’s still a respectable 53rd in SG (.307) and 33rd in greens in regulation (69.93%).
Rahm finished T-43rd at TPC Boston in 2018 but was under par his last three rounds with a 67 and a pair of 70s.
“You can tell it’s a ball striker’s course because on every green, there’s little sections for the pin to be at, right. It can be a big green, but there’s little sections for the pin to be at, right,” Rahm was quoted by ASAP Sports in 2017. “It does fit my eye. You know, it’s something I feel comfortable on, and I feel like I’ve adapted to it pretty good.”
Going low is usually a requisite to contend at TPC Boston. Rahm is 11th in birdie average.
He comes into the week on a streak of five straight made cuts and eight of nine on the PGA Tour. Rahm reached world No. 1 for the first time in his young career thanks to an impressive three-shot win at the Memorial Tournament.
He also fired 70-69-68-66 at a tricky TPC Harding Park to claim T-13th at the PGA Championship.
Rahm lost his No. 1 spot after a T-52nd at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. He had no time to rest and was at a course in Memphis that didn’t fit his style well.
TPC Boston is more of a bomber’s venue, so look for Rahm to be in the mix on Sunday.