Sitting atop the world golf rankings, it’s hard to say Jon Rahm hasn’t yet peaked.
Rahm won the U.S. Open last June at Torrey Pines, almost certainly would have won the Memorial Tournament were it not for an unfortunately timed positive COVID-19 test, had 15 top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour (the Memorial would have been a 16th) and he was the brightest light in the European team’s disappointing Ryder Cup.
Yet it feels as if Rahm’s wave is still building.
Think for a moment about the four majors and the Players Championship this year. Is there a player whose chances you like better than Rahm’s to win one or more of those?
Collin Morikawa? He may be the only one in the conversation.
Rahm – who has six PGA Tour wins and captured the award for lowest scoring average last season – just rolls along, as comfortable in who he is and what he does as any player on tour.
But Rahm is a force of nature, who happened to top-10 in every one of those events last year while winning his first major championship the way the great ones do – ...
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