Jon Rahm has rare opportunity this week at Torrey Pines

Kirk Kenney, The San Diego Union-Tribune on

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SAN DIEGO — If he is to make history this week on the PGA Tour, Jon Rahm couldn't have picked a better place to do it than the Farmers Insurance Open.

Torrey Pines is a special spot for the Spaniard.

He won the 2021 U.S. Open here. Four years earlier, Rahm captured his first PGA Tour victory with the 2017 Farmers title.

Rahm punctuated that victory by making a 60-foot eagle putt on the final hole.

"You dream as a kid of moments like this, right?" Rahm said after Tuesday morning's Pro-Am. "But to actually make an eagle putt that long on a golf course with this history to win was obviously very, very special."

A victory this week would be very, very special as well. Rahm posted wins in his first two outings of 2023 — last week's The American Express and season-opening Sentry Tournament of Champions.


Winning the Farmers would make him the first golfer in five years to win three straight starts.

Dustin Johnson did it in 2017.

"Then he had a little injury and we haven't seen anything like that since, right?" said Rahm, adding, "I'm aware this is very rare and I appreciate it, because if anything, it's a humbling feeling of how much work you need to put in to be able to do something like this because of the talent you have out there. ...

"With that said, no, I don't take it for granted because who knows how long till one of those (streaks) comes again."


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