The PGA Tour golf season is fully underway, with one of the bigger name events in the early season wrapping up this past weekend. The Farmers Insurance Open always draws some of the biggest names in the game. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Justin Rose just some of the big name headliners. It wouldn’t be one of these big names to come away with this years tournament, but another 22-year-old adding to the talented youth in today’s game of golf.
Jon Rahm captured this weekends Farmers Insurance Open, his first PGA Tour victory. Rahm showed the world that we can yet again add to the crop of fantastic young players on the PGA Tour. The poise and talent this young man showed caught the eyes of many players in the field.
In fact, Phil Mickelson came out and according to ESPN said, “Jon doesn’t have weaknesses; every part of his game is a strength, I think he’s one of the best players in the world.”
Yes, Mickelson and Rahm both have the same alma mater of Arizona State University, and Mickelson’s brother was Rahm’s coach at ASU and now manager. Still to receive praise from a five time major champion of Mickelson’s stature should be an honor for Rahm.
The main thing to be taken away from this week is the PGA Tour added yet another player to it’s group of young and talented players. Rahm has joined the ranks of players like Jordan Speith, Rory McIlroy, Patrick Reed and Justin Thomas. Professional golf fans have been very pleased over the past three years with the star power players 25 and under have brought to the tour. What many didn’t know was the trend would continue with yet another young player adding depth inside the ropes.