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Jon Rahm is trying to become the 14th player in history to win back-to-back major championships after winning the Masters last month. His chances are looking grim after barely making the cut (-5) at 4-over par.
In round one, Rahm shot a putrid 6-over par (76) but battled back the next day with a 2-under score of 70. Three birdies in a row from holes 13-15 helped move him above the cut.
The driver has caused issues for the Spaniard as he’s hit just 38.5% of fairways in regulation. He currently sits in a tie for 48th, nine strokes back of the three leaders (Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland and Corey Conners.
Odds on Rahm to Win
Rahm’s odds to win the PGA Championship entering day three are 100/1 on most sportsbooks. Scheffler is the favorite at 13-8 (+163) followed by Hovland (4/1) and Conners (7/1).
Has Rahm Won the PGA Championship?
The 28-year-old has yet to win at the PGA Championship but sports a decent record at the tournament. In six appearances, Rahm has made five cuts, including two top-10s, and has finished T13 or better three times.
Jon Rahm PGA Championship Record
Jon Rahm PGA Championship 2022
A year ago, in his tie for 48th, Rahm put together rounds of 73, 69, 76 and 68. He finished the tournament at 6-over-par, 11 strokes behind champion Justin Thomas.
Rahm earned $32,146 for his efforts.
Rahm’s form entering the tournament
The 11-time PGA Tour winner comes into the PGA Championship on a hot streak. This season, Rahm has recorded four wins (in a short span from January to April) at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, American Express (back-to-back starts), Genesis Invitational and the Masters.
In 12 starts this campaign, Rahm has only three finishes worse than T8. These include a withdrawal at the Player’s Championship due to a stomach illness, a T39 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a T15 at the RBC Heritage just four days after his win at Augusta National.
Currently, Rahm tops the 2022-2023 PGA Tour FedEx Cup Rankings above Max Homa and Scheffler.
Rahm also won the Mexico Open, the Spanish Open, and the DP World Tour Championship in 2022. These victories were on the PGA Tour (1) and the DP World Tour (2). Since 2017, the in-form golfer has won nine European Tour events.
The native of Scottsdale, Arizona’s first major triumph was in the 2021 U.S. Open on Torrey Pines’ South Course. He edged out Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa by a stroke.
Since 2020, Rahm has held the World No. 1 position for 52 weeks. He initially accomplished the feat in July 2020 and again in April 2023. He’s switched places with Scheffler and McIlroy throughout the year. A PGA Championship victory would make him incredibly difficult to depose.
The following stats from the PGA Tour’s website showcase the category, value and rank on tour.
- Strokes Gained (Total): 2.625, 1st
- Eagles (Holes per): 56.8, 1st
- Birdie Average: 5.22, 1st
- Scoring Average: 68.629, 1st
- Approach shots 200-225 yards: 32’ 11”, 1st
- SG Off the Tee: .562, 16th
- SG Tee-to-green: 1.882, 2nd
- SG Approach to Green: 1,048, 3rd
- SG Putting: .743, 7th
- Total Driving: 83, 6th
- Driving Distance: 312.1, 10th
- Greens In Regulation: 73.85%, 2nd
- Putting Average: 1.681, 2nd
For full stats, visit the tour’s website.
On November 10, 1994, Rahm was born in Barrika, a Basque town in Spain. He went on to triumph for his nation in both the 2011 European Boys’ Team Championship and the 2014 European Amateur Team Championship.
He played for the Sun Devils at Arizona State University and won 11 events there, second only to Phil Mickelson in that category. Rahm set a record by holding the top spot for 60 consecutive weeks as an amateur.
While in college, Rahm made history by being the first player to win the Ben Hogan Award twice. He became a professional in 2016. At the 2017 Farmers Insurance Open, he claimed his first PGA Tour victory.
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