Jon Rahm Takes a Huge Decision on His 2021 Season

Published 11/13/2021, 1:32 PM EST
Aug 27, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Jon Rahm waves to fans after sinking his putt on the first hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Rahm has been on a break for the last couple of weeks. In fact, he has not teed up on the new PGA Tour season until now, and there is no news of when fans will see him next. He announced the news of his sabbatical after he hit his professional career’s second-worst round at the Andalucia Masters, a 78, which failed to make the cut.

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Following the disappointing display, Jon stated that he would take a four-week mental break to rejuvenate from a challenging and dramatic past season. However, it seems like the 27-year-old now needs more time than that. As per the latest news, Rahm will not be part of the field at the DP World Tour Championship, the grand finale of the European Tour.

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Rahm last performed at the Ryder Cup, where he looked at his usual best. Despite a heartbreaking loss for team Europe, the Spaniard was one of the top performers and went 3-1-1. However, the fatigue from his hectic schedule finally caught up with him, as he witnessed a total collapse in his form.

After a poor show in Valderrama, Rahm finally took some time off. “This is the first time in my life that I don’t want to see a golf club,” he confessed. “And this comes from someone who loves this sport, and after a year in which some pretty good things have happened to me… More than my body, it is my mind that can’t take it. If we add it all up, I need to rest.”

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Golf – The 2020 Ryder Cup – Whistling Straits, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, U.S. – September 25, 2021 Team Europe’s Jon Rahm reacts after hitting a shot into the water hazard on the 5th hole during the Foursomes REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Recently, a Spanish local newspaper reported that Rahm will elongate his rest period. Hence, he will miss the DP World Tour Championship, the climax of the European Tour. The 2-time tournament winner and third name on the race to Dubai rankings will remain on the sidelines, giving way to Collin Morikawa and Billy Horschel to fight for the title.

Well, it’s great to see him not give in to the pressure, despite being world number 1, and prioritize his mental and physical health. Although he will be greatly missed, it’s more important that he comes back next year, refreshed and ready to put up another great show.

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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