Jon Rahm debuts number 1 this Thursday in Memphis

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The Spanish Jon Rahm , the world number one since July 20, will play his first tournament since the summit between Thursday and Sunday on the occasion of the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which will be played at the TPC Southwind Memphis (Tennessee).

Rahm is ranked as the number one nine days ago after winning the Memorial tournament, the PGA Tour, in Dublin (Ohio). The vizcaino Barrika commands the worldwide roster of professional golfers for before the northern irish Rory McIlroy and six americans: Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Reed.

Now, in his first defense, has as its principal threats to unseat him to McIlroy and Thomas. Rahm will continue to secure a week at the front if you win in Memphis. If you don’t, you would lose the throne in the event that the winner is out McIlroy. is Justin Thomas also has options to become the number one. In your case, you need to win, and that Rahm ends up below the post fourteenth and McIlroy do it tied for second place.

Jon Rahm is the second Spanish golfer to be on a high, having achieved the late Seve Ballesteros April 27, 1986 (8 years and seven months before he was born the player vasco).

Leave the field with the pressure on his shoulders to stay the maximum time possible in the top of the global list. Is your first appearance in a tournament with the best in the circuit and distributed 10.250.000 dollars.

the setting is The TPC South Southwind in Memphis, a par-70 of 7.244 yards (6.624 meters), and with 94 bunkers and 10 water hazards . The hole 14 (219 meters) is considered as one of the pairs 3 most complicated of the PGA Tour.

The best card delivered at the TPC Southwind share, with 61 strokes (-9), the american Jay Delsing (1993) and Bob Estes (2001). And where the defender of the title is the american Brooks Koepka, number 1 worldwide in 2019 and is currently in the sixth position. Other illustrious winners of the tournament of Memphis are Justin Thomas (2018), Dustin Johnson (2016), irishman Shane Lowry (2015), Rory McIlroy (2014) and the hoarder Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2013) .

In his appearances, Rahm, professional from four years ago, a sum as a better position the seventh place in 2019 , because in 2018 he was seventeen and in 2017 he finished twenty-eighth. This Thursday, Rahm will share the game with the estadoundidenses Bryson DeChambeau and Rickie Fowler

it Will be, of course, an excellent preparation to deal with, a week later, one of the ‘great’: the PGA Championship (TPC Harding Park, San Francisco) from 6 to 9 August.

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