Coronavirus mishap at Memorial ignited US Open victory

Coronavirus mishap at Memorial ignited US Open victory

Coronavirus mishap at Memorial ignited US Open victory

Jon Rahm has reviewed his emotional withdrawal from The Memorial last year to US Open hero, desires to challenge Tiger Woods’ record.

The 27-year-old, who won the Memorial Tournament in 2020, hoisting him to world No 1 without precedent for his profession, needed to pull out with Covid in 2021 while holding a six-stroke lead after 54 openings.

Rahm was not stopped, in spite of such a misfortune, and only fourteen days after the fact proceeded to win the US Open and, on his re-visitation of Muirfield Village Golf Club this year, has conceded the golf he had been playing at the Memorial Tournament just made him “agreeable and certain” heading into Torrey Pines.

“However, that is to say, it wasn’t exactly a low. Indeed, I strolled off the course, I was informed I was unable to play, and I was frantic for around ten minutes,” said Rahm.

“I permitted myself to be vexed. Yet, right away my switch flipped and I called my significant other and I ensured that she was OK and my child was OK.


“When I realized they were OK, I was in my little trailer, that little Covid cottage we had, and me and my caddie were giggling. We requested milkshakes and we were snickering at the entertaining piece of everything.

“Well, the way that that occurred; that I had a six-shot lead and it’s gone, I couldn’t play, right. All in all, it’s simply – the incongruity, all things considered, sort of made us snicker.

“In any case, at that point, I decided to simply recollect how great I had played. I had played great golf the entire year last season yet it was whenever all that first was clicking, and that was just before the main part of the time.

“So I felt only agreeable and certain for the mid year. What’s more, truly, I didn’t allow it to dial me back and I played extraordinary golf the remainder of the late spring up to The Ryder Cup.

“I decided to simply remain in the positive of things. What’s more, when I returned home and I was managing Covid, I actually remained confident.

All the difficult work I’ve done the earlier months since I changed to Callaway, it doesn’t simply go that way, right.


“So I was sure when I moved forward at Torrey that I could make it happen, and that is what I’m talking about, it wasn’t exactly a low.”

With the current year’s competition under way on Thursday, the world number two accepts while last year’s result doesn’t drive him crazy, it gives him inspiration to win this year lastly challenge Tiger Woods’ record on the course.

“Dislike I get another round. It’s an entirely different competition,” added Rahm.

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“I can’t be playing, suppose, frantic at what happened a year ago. Is it inspiration? Indeed. Yet, you know, it’s not substantially more added to what I previously had.

“Sadly last year I figure it would have been – on the off chance that I had won, I would have been the first since Tiger to win one after the other.


“So for that to occur, I must win this year. So in the event that I appear one year from now playing great once more, I will have the option to make it happen.

“So I’ll zero in on that. There were a ton of things that I was anticipating a year ago. One of them was drawing near to one of Tiger’s scoring records at the course.

“However, once more, the beneficial thing about golf is there’s generally a one week from now and a one year from now. Once more, I get another opportunity this time.”

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