Jon Rahm: “My confidence level is very high”

Jon Rahm, number 2 in the world, stated this Tuesday, on the eve of the US Open, the third ‘major’ of the golf season and which is played from Thursday to Sunday at the Los Angeles Country Club, that his “level of confidence is very high” to try to win a tournament in which he won in 2021.

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“My belief in myself is the same. I haven’t played my best golf in the last two outings, although I actually played pretty good at Memorial. I just couldn’t putt the numbers I needed to keep the rounds going.

But I think I finished 16th.” a very difficult course. I hit it very, very well. Obviously, the PGA was hard”, he said this Tuesday at a press conference when referring to the previous ‘great’ “My confidence level is very high.

You have to believe in yourself as a competitor, no matter what. You stick to the process… That’s basically what I think has happened this year. I haven’t really changed.” added the Biscayan. Jon Rahm believes that “there is no magic formula” in golf.

“I work on the things that I have to work on, and when you do the little things correctly, over time the results come, and that’s what happened to me this year. At the end of last year and the beginning of this one,” he said.

. On the fact of being the only Spaniard to have won the US Open, he humorously noted: “Since I am the only Spaniard who has won this tournament, I am the only one who can do it twice.” “Obviously yes, it’s very motivating.

If we go down that path, to continue adding to the Spanish list of major championships is a true honor. It was an honor to give Spain the great number 10 and it would be another honor to give it 11,” he said. . Commenting on the recent deal between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and LIV Golf, Rahm said: “I think you get to a point where you want to have faith in management, and I want to have faith that this is for the best.” for all of us.

But that’s clearly not the consensus. I think the general feeling is that a lot of people feel a little bit betrayed.” “It’s not easy for a player who’s been involved (in the PGA Tour), like many others, to wake up one day and see this bombshell.

So we’re all in a bit of a state of limbo because we don’t know what’s going on. happening,” he added about it. “It’s a state of uncertainty that we don’t like, but in the end I’m not a business expert. Some of those guys on the board and involved in this are.

So I’d like to think they’re going to make a better decision than I am.” , but I don’t know. We’ll see. There are still too many questions that need to be answered,” he stressed. “No matter what happens, whether I agree or not, I thank the PGA Tour for giving me a platform to play golf at the highest level.

I am in a situation where my family and children do not have to struggle financially, and I don’t know how many generations I can help if I do it right,” he added. “I am in a very high privileged status in this world. I can do what I want.

I can make a living doing what I love. I have a great time every day, even if I do get angry on the golf course from time to time. In the end, I’m still very privileged. I’m happy where I am in my life, and every day in the morning when I look at my children, I feel even more blessed in that sense,” he said.

Referring to the tournament venue, the Los Angeles Country Club, which is hosting a major for the first time, Rahm noted: “It’s hard to say a game plan. It’s the US Open: fairways and greens. Hopefully two-putting and move on.” “I think it’s (a course) deceptively wide.

Those fairways look bigger than they are. You need to hit it really well from tee to green to be able to give yourself some birdie opportunities. It’s a layout I like. It makes you think. It has very complex greens. If you miss the greens you are going to find yourself in some interesting places.

The course has it all and has all the ingredients to be a great week”, he stated. In addition to Jon Rahm, there will be four other Spaniards at the US Open: Sergio García, Pablo Larrazábal, Alejandro del Rey and David Puig.


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