Jon Rahm, 27 years old and world number 6, was excited on the same green of the 18th hole where he has signed his third title at the Spanish Open (2018, 2019, 2022) to emulate his admired Seve Ballesteros, also three-time champion in the tournament (1981, 1985, 1995).
Jon Rahm, statements
“Equalizing one of Seve’s records so soon with the lap I’ve done is beyond words”, said Rahm, who has shone in the final day with a card of 62 strokes (-9) for a total of 259 (-25), absolute record of the Spanish Open.
“I’m glad it was a lap like this. If I ever dreamed of matching Seve, doing my lowest lap, it would be like today. To do what I did today I can’t describe it. When you do certain little things right, a lap like this comes out, when those little details come out it’s something indescribable”, added the champion.
“Doing a week like this in front of this public is a joy. There is no more fun week for me than this one. The atmosphere has been incredible, the Spanish public is noticeable, the only thing missing is Manolo el del Bombo”, the Basque golfer commented with a laugh, which has confirmed its participation in the next edition of 2023.
“I will be here”, he said emphatically when asked about it. “Last year I came with certain expectations that I physically couldn’t meet. This year I’ve come with fewer public and personal expectations and everything has turned out better,” said the Basque.
“Doing a week like this in front of this public is a joy. There is no more fun week for me than this one. The atmosphere has been incredible, the Spanish public is noticeable, only Manolo el del Bombo was missing”
“My power is from tee to green, but I’ve been hitting very well since August, there are my statistics. Today I hit two joints at 6 and 11, which you don’t expect. There I stole two shots. I was very comfortable on the green, I was in my element.
I haven’t felt like this since Ryder,” Rahm said. “The next challenge is to get a second Grand Slam and keep adding. I wish I was the fourth Spaniard to win in Augusta”, added the Basque about his desire to put on the ‘green jacket’ of the Masters like Seve Ballesteros, Txema Olazábal and Sergio García .
Rahm, who aspires to recover world number 1, has also had words for the new tennis number 1, the Murcian Carlos Alcaraz. “When Carlos Alcaraz wants to play golf with me, he can call me, I am in love with tennis. What I have always thought is that being number one in a sport is a consequence of how you play, of what happens every day in your matches.
forget to maintain and continue doing what you have done so far, training. This question is more for Rafa Nadal than for me, they are different sports. The more you are there, the more used you will be to being number one, “said Jon.