Former US Open champion Jon Rahm kicked claimed an eighth PGA Tour title in Hawaii earlier this month on the Sentry Tournament of Champions, together with a shocking last spherical of 63; watch The American Express on Sky Sports Golf and stream on NOW TV from 8pm on Thursday
Last Updated: 18/01/23 9:01pm
Jon Rahm has his eyes on extra prizes after claiming the Sentry Tournament of Champions
Jon Rahm hopes his victory within the Sentry Tournament of Champions can spark a stellar 2023 season – together with extra main titles.
Rahm overturned a seven-shot deficit, with a major serving to hand from long-time chief Collin Morikawa, to assert his eighth PGA Tour title earlier this month in Hawaii.
The world No 4 carded a shocking last spherical of 63 as Morikawa stumbled to a closing 72 and is already focusing on extra silverware forward of The American Express in La Quinta, California.
Highlights from the ultimate spherical of the Sentry Tournament of Champions as Jon Rahm overturned a seven-shot deficit to win the title
“It’s clearly very rewarding to win, however to get it accomplished this early within the 12 months it is good,” Rahm mentioned. “The solely factor I might hold considering of is [that] I discussed how a lot I really like that week.
“So, I might already inform [his wife] Kelley and the folks that assist us with travelling, ‘properly, ebook the accommodations for subsequent 12 months as a result of we’re for positive coming again’.
“It’s at all times good to get a superb bunch of FedEx Cup factors early within the 12 months however to begin 2023 with a win, let’s simply say it maximizes my alternatives to get as many wins as attainable. It’s an awesome begin.
“I’ve seen just a few gamers win that occasion after which go on a tear for a 12 months, like Cam Smith being the final one final 12 months. So, I’m hoping it is a kind of [years] that may begin correctly and get a pair wins and hopefully a serious in there.”
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Rahm gained The American Express – then named the CareerBuilder Challenge – in 2018, but in addition hit the headlines 12 months in the past for expressing his emotions on the straightforward situations on the Nicklaus Tournament Course, considered one of three used for the event.
Rahm was filmed repeatedly swearing strolling off one of many greens in a video posted on social media. But whereas the previous US Open champion was not questioned instantly concerning the feedback, he did give his ideas at returning to the venue.
“I’m considering that final 12 months’s feedback would possibly come (again to) chew me,” Rahm mentioned. “Although it was extra venting off on the golf course.
“I believe for me it is clearly an awesome occasion and it is received loads of historical past. I’ve beloved it each time I’ve come right here, regardless of what I mentioned on the golf course final 12 months – that is only a participant letting out some frustration.”
Watch all 4 days of The American Express dwell on Sky Sports Golf and stream on NOW TV. The newest spherical of the PGA Tour will get underneath method on Thursday at 8pm UK time.
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