Rahm feeling well rested

18 August 2021 22:44:36 GMTPlus11
Jon Rahm has had a break before The Northern Trust.

Jon Rahm believes his recent lack of tournament play could be a big advantage when he tees up at The Northern Trust on Thursday for the start of the FedEX Cup playoffs.

Rahm is 10.00 to win at Liberty National, while Jordan Spieth is 17.00 and Dustin Johnson is available at 19.00.

The Spaniard has not tasted any Stateside action since he won the US Open two months ago.

He was subsequently seventh at the Scottish Open and third behind Collin Morikawa at The Open Championship at Royal St George's, before he was forced to miss both the Olympics and the WGC-FedEx St Jude Championship.

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However, he remains confident after 12 top-ten finishes in his last 16 events.

He is fifth in the FedEx Cup standings and was third the last time the Northern Trust was played at this week's venue, in 2019.

A total of 125 players will tee up in New Jersey this week, hoping to book one of the 70 places available at next week's BMW Championship before the top 30 fight it out for the Tour Championship.

Rustiness fear

Rahm said: "I'm probably going to be a little bit more rested than most people, but at the same time, I haven't played competitively in four weeks.

"So there might be a slight bit of rust, but I'm pretty sure that's going to go quickly just because of how happy and how excited I am to be back and competing.

High ambitions

"The next two weeks, obviously the goal is to win, but the main goal is to get to the last event, to get to East Lake to the Tour Championship in as high rank as possible.

"So I've got to keep the good play going, and like I said, I’ll take it week to week."

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