A lot’s in play for Jon Rahm this week at the PGA Championship.
A win at Oak Hill would get the Spaniard halfway to the 2023 Grand Slam and an Open Championship win away later this summer from the career Grand Slam.
Not to mention, Rahm can put more distance between him and Scottie Scheffler atop the world rankings.
It’s been a career year for Rahmbo, which is saying something considering how he’s impressed from day one on the PGA Tour. Winning the green jacket last month netted him his fourth win of 2023.
The 28-year-old Arizona State alum also won the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The American Express, and the Genesis Invitational.
Rahm also has a solo second and solo third. He hasn’t missed a cut in a stroke play event since the 2021 Estrella Damm N.A. Andalucia Masters on the DP World Tour.
At the majors, Rahm’s made 22 of 26 cuts and 14 in a row. He’s got two wins with the first coming at the 2021 U.S. Open. He has 10 top-10s.
Rahm leads the PGA Tour in total strokes gained per round (2.626), birdie average (5.22), and scoring average (68.629). There are no holes in his game. He ranks top 50 in every SG category.
The tight fairways in play this week could give the big hitter some issues as he’s 73rd in driving accuracy (61.5%), but he’s still often one of the straighter hitters among the bombers.
That seems to be the type of skillset that will thrive at Oak Hill.