Phoenix Open: Jon Rahm enjoying huge crowds

Jon Rahm (Getty Pictures)

Jon Rahm is shortly taking the PGA Tour by storm, and he continued his success Thursday on the Waste Administration Phoenix Open.

Rahm, already with a win and a runner-up end this yr, has risen to No. 2 on the planet rating and he shot a four-underneath sixty eight throughout Spherical 1 at TPC Scottsdale.

The Phoenix Open all the time boasts some of the social gathering-like atmospheres on Tour, and Rahm appreciates the change of tempo.

“I feel it is simply numerous enjoyable to have the ability to play in entrance of this many individuals,” Rahm stated after his spherical. “It is the closest we get to different sports once we get cheered on, particularly for those who hit a shot like I did and you then get to make the putt, proper, it is a lot enjoyable to have the ability to expertise these issues. So I attempt to embrace them, I attempt to take pleasure in it as a lot as I can that is why I attempted to do one thing particular on sixteen.

“Each gap, all these followers and I am guessing tomorrow afternoon there’s going to be much more individuals particularly in my group enjoying with Phil once more. It is simply a lot enjoyable to have the ability to entertain them and provides them a great present.”

Rahm, beginning on the again 9, did not actually attain his stride till the entrance 9 when he eagled the par-5 third gap after which birdied holes 5 and 9.

“I used to be getting a bit annoyed as a result of it is easy to get like that, particularly after I chipped on 17 within the water after which what occurred on 2 after which — however as soon as I noticed that on 2 my ball might have ended up 30 yards previous the pin and never an opportunity to make a par, I am prefer it’s an excellent break, take it like it’s and maintain hitting good photographs and one thing good goes to occur,” Rahm stated. 

“And I knew as quickly as one thing good occurred, which is making only one putt, issues was going to get rolling and that is what occurred.”