Despite Dustin Johnson owning the headlines all week at Kapalua, and rightly so, Jon Rahm also managed to make a mark on history although it flew under the radar. Rahm, who finished second in the event to Dustin Johnson played unbelievably well on a course that was foreign to him. The Plantation course is renowned as being particularly unfriendly to first timers, but Rahmbo seemed to have no troubles, shooting an Honorable 16-under for the 4 rounds.
Unaware to most however, this finish actually delivered Rahm with a piece of history. The second-place finish moved Rahm into no. 3 in the world rankings, becoming the fourth-youngest player to reach that rank. You may ask yourself who the other three players are, and I can tell you he is among greatness. Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and the man himself Tiger Woods are the only other three players to do so. An impressive list of names for Jon Rahm to join. Quite unbelievable when you remember that Rahm made his debut in 2016 at the Quicken Loans National where he finished third. Since then he has been dominant and definitely one to put your money behind at times.
Rahm takes the next week off before scheduled to play the CareerBuilder Challenge and Farmers Insurance Open. A big year for Rahm looms. What a player!