Not only has Jon Rahm established himself as a talented European Tour and PGA TOUR professional, he has placed his name among current greats like Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson as one of the automatic favourites in any event he enters.
This time last year marked Rahm’s 19th European Tour start in which he carded a closing 67 to clinch the 2018 Open de España title, today, he has risen to No.5 in the world golf rankings and 2nd in the Race to Dubai.
With one trophy already this season at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, recording seven top-ten finishes in his last 10 events, including a runner-up result at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth just two weeks ago, Rahm is hungry for more success as he sets his sights on becoming the European Tour’s No 1 player. But this week he’s looking to achieve another milestone - becoming the first player to defend the Open de España title.
“I’d love to be a multiple winner of the Open de España and I’d love this to be the first time I successfully defend a title. So, I hope that happens.”
- Jon Rahm
Rahm has one noticeable change in his setup with the inclusion of his new Spider X. A unique feature is its length - 37 inches! A standard putter on the European Tour is around 34.5 inches. He has 3 degrees of loft and a lie angle of 68.5 which is a little flatter than standard, this makes Rahm’s putter extremely heavy but he’s rolling in birdies so it’s working for him!
Jon Rahm’s WITB
- M5 Driver | 9.5
- M5 Fairway | 16
- P790 | UDI
- P750 Irons | 5 - PW
- Hi-Toe | 52*, 56°, 60°
- Spider X Tour Proto
Rahm has been a huge fan of TP5x and switched straight into the 2019 version finding that it helped keep his mis-hits from straying too far off line and that he didn’t have to worry about approach shots. Very much a feel player, Rahm is a good tester of the golf ball and when he feels wind his body will automatically help. TP5x is a high performing golf ball and he felt it almost went through the wind. He tested TP5 and felt some additional spin in his mid and short irons and TP5 performed similar with his M5 Driver in the wind. Matched with seeing a big improvement in his 30-yard range, that was more than enough reason to switch at TPC Louisiana where he went onto lift the trophy.
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