Jon Rahm is ready to defend the title at the US Open. The Spaniard, current number 2 in the world rankings, goes to the Brookline Country Club, Massachusetts, to keep what he managed to achieve for the first time in 2021, closing the question that was not of if, but of when.
Nobody will be able to go and take the world leadership of Scottie Scheffler, everyone will be able to try to oust Rahm from number 2: this is the curious statistic of the tournament, which testifies to how much the American has played the lion’s share in this first part of 2022. Nothing Tiger Woods: For him he needs to save himself for the event in between events, the 150th Open Championship in the legend of St. Andrews. Two Italians at the start: Francesco Molinari in the Major winners category in the last 5 years and Guido Migliozzi as the top ten in 2021 at his debut across the ocean.
The US Open 2022 will start on Thursday and end on Sunday. The television rights for Italy belong to Sky Sport both on TV and in streaming: satellite TV will broadcast every day from 18:00 through Sky Sport Arena (204), except for the fourth lap which will be seen from 19:00.
Jon Rahm, story
Jon Rahm began 2018 with a second place in the Tournament of Champions, still behind Dustin Johnson, but then came the triumph at the CareerBuilder Challenge with which he reached the second position in the ranking: followed by the Spanish Open and the Ryder Cup 2018 together with the European team. He finished the year by also taking the title at the Hero World Challenge in December. In 2019, success came at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and third place at the U.S. Open. He then returned to win the Irish Open and defended the title at the Spanish Open. In the season finale he still triumphs at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, thus finishing in the lead in the Race to Dubai and becoming European Tour Golfer of the Year.
In the year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the title of the Memorial Tournament he became first in the world rankings, the second Spaniard in history to succeed after Severiano Ballesteros. In August he also won the BMW Championship, beating Dustin Johnson in the playoff. In June 2021 he was forced to leave the Memorial Tournament, where he was driving with a gap of six strokes at the end of the third lap, due to the positivity of the COVID-19 test Already on June 20, however, his first triumph in a major arrived, at the U.S. Open, thanks to two birdies in the last two holes. In July he finished third in the Open Championship on a par with Louis Oosthuizen.