Jon Rahm quits world number one Scottie Schaeffler

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Jon Rahm quits world number one Scottie Schaeffler
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Jon Rahm left the world number one player Scotty Scheffler.  Play

American Scotty Scheffler, 25, is the new number one in world golf after winning this Sunday’s Match Play World Cup (against one player in the elimination round, after the group stage, until the final) in Texas. Schaeffler defeated Kevin Kisner 4 and 3 (four holes to play with a further three), which guaranteed him to succeed Jon Rahm at the top of the rankings and become the sixth youngest player in history to reach the top. has given. The 27-year-old Basque has been at the helm for 36 weeks and lost the first playoff hole in the tournament to Brooks Koepka in the round of 16 when all 18 holes were tied. Rahm was two down with three holes to play, but made 16 and 17 his own and forced a tiebreaker in which he could not complete the comeback.

Scheffler’s height has been spectacular. On February 13, he won the Phoenix Open, his first title on the American circuit, and for the first time he entered the group of 10 best in the world according to the official rankings. On March 5, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational. In this Sunday’s World Golf Championship match play. A dream and a half month to beat everyone on the list.

In this course, of the seven tournaments he has played on the American circuit, Rahm has finished in the Sentry Tournament of Champions, second in the Tournament of Champions in the first season, and third in the Farmers Insurance Open. Prior to this championship in Texas, he had finished 55th in The Players. Although he has fought for victory on more than one occasion, the truth is that Rahm has not displayed the golf of the carat he had become accustomed to in recent months, particularly unbalanced in the shorter game, Without that point of security and confidence in himself that took him to the top. A slight bump in a majestic trajectory since turning professional.

Jon Rahm during the tournament.
Jon Rahm during the tournament.Gregory Sheamus (AFP)

For 10 days before the Augusta Masters (from 7 to 10 April), Basques need to heal their sensibilities technically and, above all, emotionally. There have been many emotions in recent months (twice suffering from covid, missing the Olympics, won his first major, the US Open, Consolidate yourself to the top of the rankings…) and Rahm has some bite. Being a major competitor, it has narrowed down the exceptional advantages it has displayed so far. Perhaps the fact of leaving that world number one could conceive of a liberation in a certain way that allows him to recover his best level. The magnificent and demanding prairie of Augusta will tell.

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