Jon Rahm faces this week the second playoff of the FedEx Cup, the BMW Championship that he already won in 2020 (he also has 4 top ten) defeating Dustin Johnson after an electrifying tournament final, with his batteries charged after his recent second fatherhood, the good feelings especially on the greens last week in Memphis (5th) and without losing sight of the issue that currently dominates the circuit, the Arab Super League (LIV Golf), although the Basque is concerned and concerned about this just enough .
Jon is on the PGA Tour Players Advisory Council.
Jon Rahm, FedEx
On a competitive level the only goal at Wilmington Country Club this week is to win the tournament. “My goal is to finish as high as possible in the standings.
I play to win, and if not, I’m going to try to finish second, and if not, third, and so on. 30th is better than 31st. Simple as that. My mindset doesn’t really change. I know the consequences could be bigger if you go into next week if you miss a shot or not, but you can’t be down the stretch thinking if I don’t make a birdie I’m going to be 17th next week.
week. I choose to focus on what I have to do at the moment,” Rahm said at the official pre-BMW press conference. As for the FedEx Playoffs, Jon recalled that he is not very much in favor of the system of the final (in Atlanta, next week) with strokes of advantage according to the classification, although he does not know of a better alternative.
“I’ve made my position on that clear in the past. I don’t think it’s the best system. You don’t get to the Super Bowl and the team with the best record starts with a two-touchdown lead. Either Djokovic didn’t have a one-touchdown lead.”
set on Kyrgios at Wimbledon. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous, but it’s the best option we have right now. I understand that’s how the qualifiers are done and I understand that it’s easier for the spectators and for us to know what’s going on.
I don’t know what it is the solution. In the same way, it’s ridiculous that you can win all the tournaments of the year until the Final, have a bad week and can finish 30th. I don’t think it’s fair, but it is what it is”, highlighted the man from Barrika.
Asked about the contentious LIV Golf (Superliga)-PGA Tour-Rogue players, the recent court ruling reaffirming the decision of the American circuit not to allow LIV Golf golfers to compete in the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Jon acknowledged that it is not an issue to which I spend a lot of time.
But if Rahm is clear that if the LIV golfers had been able to play the Playoffs he would have accepted it even though it would have been an uncomfortable situation. “I didn’t pay any attention to it. I went through the players’ lounge last week and I saw about 10 very nervous people walking around the room and I thought…
well, something is going on. I asked and they told me. I stood there when the judge gave made their decision known, but only because I was passing by and they told me it was time. I think if they had been able to play it would have made things a little awkward.
They chose to leave the PGA Tour and join another tour knowing the consequences. Then trying to go back and get it through the courts and the justice system… it wouldn’t have sat well with me,” he assured. To settle the matter before the journalists, Rahm said that the dispute with LIV Golf is going to last a long time.
“I’m sure the LIV side is going to keep pushing to try and change some things. But I also know that the PGA Tour’s lawyers are going to keep fighting to keep it the way it is. It’s not the last we’re going to hear from them.
I also think we’re not losing much because, like I said, we’re discovering other great players like Will Zalatoris who were there that you hadn’t heard of before.”