Jon Rahm didn’t win the BMW PGA Championship, but he’s got the best consolation prize ever coming up
Jon Rahm entered the final round of the BMW PGA Championship tied with Danny Willett, but the Englishman pulled away to win for just the second time since his 2016 Masters triumph.
Willett played well, making three birdies on the front nine and birdieing the par-5 17th and 18th holes to shoot 67, besting Rahm by three.
Rahm had bogeys on 12 and 14 and birdied just one of the two par-5 closing holes. He shot 70 and finished alone in second.
While Rahm rightfully was upset to come up short — “I’m not going to lie, it hurts; it stings,” he said — he found some positive perspective, which he told the media about after his round at Wentworth in Surrey, England.
“It’s a little painful. Nothing a good dinner and a bottle of wine can’t fix,” he said. “And at the same time, tomorrow I’m flying to St. Andrews with my dad. I’ve never been to St. Andrews before. I’m going to play the Old Course with my dad for the first time, so there’s a lot of positives to look at. It will be in bad weather, which I believe how golf is supposed to be played in Scotland I guess, right? It is what it is. There’s many reasons why I should be smiling.”
Rahm is right. If we were playing one of the most iconic courses in the world, and with our pops, we’d be pumped too. Rahm, of course, will be there for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. As for you, here are some tips on booking a tee time there.