World number one Jon Rahm (8/1 – Outright Winner) says he would happily lose some of his consistency if it produced more victories in a season as he prepares for Thursday’s opening round of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.
Rahm was a model of consistency on the PGA Tour last season, racking up no less than 15 top-10 finishes to sit six clear of his nearest rivals in that department, but he only managed to chalk up one victory.
However, that win turned out to be his maiden major breakthrough at the US Open where he finished one stroke clear of South African Louis Oosthuizen, whose search for a second major since the 2010 Open goes on.
Had it not been for a positive Covid-19 test at The Memorial Tournament in Ohio, Rahm would have surely lifted the trophy as he had built up a mighty six-stroke lead heading into the final round.
The Spaniard did bounce back from that disappointment by winning the US Open on his next start and he now goes in search of his seventh PGA Tour success at this week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions that features only winners from the previous season.
It promises to be a fantastic start to 2022 in Hawaii and Rahm, who can be backed at 14/1 to be the first-round leader on Thursday, is hoping more wins come his way this year.
“My goal is always to do better each year,” he said, as quoted by IOL News. “But I could tell you right now I would gladly take a bit more of inconsistency but have more than one win.”
The field has been cut by one to 38 after the withdrawal of Cameron Champ, who tested positive for Covid-19, but the likes of Justin Thomas (7/1 Fav), Collin Morikawa (11/1), Bryson DeChambeau (11/1), Patrick Cantlay (11/1) and Viktor Hovland (11/1) will all be battling it out.
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