Jon Rahm Receives Optimistic News Ahead of 2021 FedExCup Playoffs

Published 08/14/2021, 4:50 PM EDT
Apr 25, 2021; Avondale, Louisiana, USA; Jon Rahm plays from the 1st hole fairway bunker during the final round round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports


In a few days, golfers will head to the Liberty National Golf Club for the upcoming FedEx Cup playoffs. The season will come to an end with the 2021 Wyndham Championship, most players already qualified for the playoffs which will commence with the Northern Trust. While some names like Rickie Fowler and Will Zalatoris will miss the FedExCup this year, the focus will remain on Collin Morikawa and Jon Rahm – current favorites to win.

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That being said, Jon Rahm will be making it to the playoffs as the World No. 1, looking to only build on that place this year.

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Jon Rahm is ready to tackle Northern Trust as the World No. 1

This will be Rahm’s return to the United States after he took home the U.S. Open 2021 title. Fans are already excited over what he has to showcase. He even played the Open Championship, finishing T3. However, Rahm missed the Tokyo Olympics after a positive COVID-19 test. While he is the World No. 1, he is ranked fifth as per the FedExCup standings.

Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Jon Rahm reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th green during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

The 26-year-old has played the Northern Trust before, finishing T3 in 2017 and in 2019. Last year, he finished third.

Additionally, Rahm was also first in the World Amateur Golf Ranking before he turned professional for a record 60 weeks. Following his 2019 Open de Espana win, he became the first Spanish golfer ever to have five European titles.

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Who is leading the FedExCup standings?

On the other hand, 24-year-old Morikawa leads the FedExCup standings. He won the Open Championship at Royal St. George’s Golf Course, scoring 15-under 265. This marked the second major title of his career, and his fifth PGA Tour title. While he did not make the cut at TPC Boston in 2020, he finished T52 at Liberty National GC two years ago.

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RANKNAME
1Jon Rahm
2Dustin Johnson
3Collin Morikawa
4Xander Schauffele
5Justin Thomas
6Bryson DeChambeau
7Louis Oesthuizen
8Brooks Koepka
9Patrick Cantlay
10Harris English
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