John Rahm Wins Hero World Challenge

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The Hero World Challenge wrapped up yesterday with John Rahm cruising to a 4 shot win. Obviously, this not a regular season PGA tour stop but nonetheless a big win for him.  First, John Rahm beats Tiger in Pairs on Sunday Singles then travels to the Bahamas to win his tournament. HUGE statement here and I think this set a precedent for what Rahm is looking to do in 2019.

John Rahm has fire and I don’t think there is one person who questions his potential. Clearly will be a hall of fame candidate and excited to watch him get there.  While I was watching him on Sunday, multiple things stuck out at me. However, that stat about Rahm’s career worldwide wins at ONLY 24 was most important.

  • 2017 – Farmers Insurance
  • 2017 – Irish Open
  • 2017- DP World Tournament Champ
  • 2018 – Career Builder
  • 2018 – Spanish Open
  • 2018 – Hero World Challenge

When you are able to travel well and play good golf then there is nothing to be fearful of. His game fits on every golf course and I think that will eventually separate himself from the younger generation. I can not wait to see what 2019 has in store for this guy.

The Good

Tony Finau had himself a very solid tournament, but I would have loved to see him raise the trophy this week. His Ryder Cup performance showed confirmed how talented and he only did himself a favor with a T2 this week. I can’t say enough about this guy and what he will accomplish in 2019.

As always, Justin Rose put up another good week. As he lives in the Bahamas, he definitely feels comfortable there. A win would have gotten him back to number 1 in the world but as he said “It wasn’t a huge goal for him this week.” He will have another shot to overtake number 1 at The Indonesian Masters.

The Bad

Tiger struggled this week with his overall game. After taking a few weeks off, I think it was primarily a lack of reps that he was missing. He isn’t able to turn it on and off week in and week out. 2019 showed us that he needs to build momentum to help play his best golf. He showed that during the FedEx cup playoffs where he capped off the playoffs with a heroic win. It will be very interesting to see Tiger’s schedule for 2019. I’d expect him to go overseas early then come back for Farmers Insurance or will we see him in Maui??

Even though Rickie had a solid tournament. I think he really wanted to break out this week. He is so overdue for a good year that I am looking for him to break out and get himself his first major.

Expect more predictions and thoughts around the 2019 PGA Tour season as we head into December. It should be a very exciting year and I can’t wait to get started in Hawaii.