It has been a fantastic yr for Jon Rahm – and he is bought the prize cash to show it.
A runner-up end on the Mexico Open on Sunday introduced the Spaniard’s PGA Tour season earnings to $14,462,840, setting a brand new Tour file for single-season earnings.
As Tony Finau declined to defend his title, Masters champion Rahm took dwelling $839,300 at Vidanta Vallarta, breaking the earlier file set by Scotty Scheffler final season. The American additionally received at Augusta final yr by means of banking $14,046,910 in 25 occasions.
Rahm has blown away Scheffler’s totals in solely 12 outings, with atrocious kind and elevated prize cash at choose “designated occasions” of the PGA Tour. Three of the world No. 1’s 4 victories have are available scheduled occasions: his victories on the Sentry Event of Champions, The Genesis Invitational and The Masters totaled $9 million in winnings.
And Rahm has had sufficient time to push the file even additional.
There are 9 designated occasions – together with three majors – left to play earlier than the season ends with the Tour Championship in Atlanta in late August.
Nonetheless, Rahm and Scheffler will miss their first elevated occasion of the season on Thursday, each absent from the sector for the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hole, North Carolina.
Golfers are allowed to overlook a specified variety of occasions per season, however cash will likely be deducted from their Participant Impression Efficiency (PIP) earnings for subsequent absences. Rory McIlroy is about to lose $three million (25%) of his PIP wage after withdrawing from RBC Heritage final month, in response to Reuters, after Santry had already missed the Event of Champions in January.
With $49,486,883 in complete earnings since becoming a member of the PGA Tour in 2016, Rahm is about to cross the approaching $50 million mark upon his return.
Finau bought his revenge on the Mexico Open as Rahm completed three pictures behind for a $1.386 million payout and his fifth win of the season.
The American completed joint second, one shot shy of Rahm in final yr’s occasion, however improved his complete by eight pictures to complete at 24-under and declare his sixth PGA Tour title.
Finau started the ultimate spherical with a two-shot benefit over Rahm, carding 5 birdies and a five-under 66.
A bogey on the ultimate gap derailed any hopes the Spaniard had of retaining his title, a prospect that may open the door for him to equal his lowest PGA Tour spherical after carding a course file 10-under 61 on Saturday. The latter was on the playing cards.
Judging by his kind, Rahm seems effectively positioned so as to add to his tally of two majors and 11 PGA Tour titles this yr, however the 28-year-old is conserving his ft firmly on the bottom. Lacking out on the win reminded Rahm of a quote from legendary golfer Arnold Palmer: “The street to success is at all times beneath development.”
“It is a fantastic reminder that it doesn’t matter what you’ve got achieved, you continue to should go on the market and do it,” Rahm informed reporters.
“Clearly, I wished to win, nevertheless it’s a reminder that everybody right here is a superb participant and Tony got here in with a two-shot lead and performed nice golf. I feel, if I might put a bit extra strain on him, So we might have seen extra birdies from Tony.
“It seems like, I mentioned, a fantastic reminder of what I nonetheless must do to have the ability to win tournaments, and it is virtually a blessing in life, should you ask me, to know that the work Probably not achieved.
“It is by no means been achieved, the search is at all times on.”