The 2021-22 PGA Tour season reaches its defining moment. This Thursday the FedEx Cup Playoffs start at the TPC Southwind in Memphis, three tournaments that will determine the final classification of the American circuit. Some final series that begin with the dispute of the FedEx St.
Jude Championship, an event in which 15 million dollars in prizes are distributed and in which only one Spaniard participates, Jon Rahm (he is 16th in the points list and they play top 125).
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Rahm arrives at the tournament after three weeks of disconnection after the British Open in Saint Andrews and after the birth of his second child.
He does it as number 6 in the world. The Basque had not been out of the world top 5 since September 14, 2019. In this period, Jon has been number one for 43 weeks and has won a major, the 2021 US Open. Barrika’s has the lowest stroke average in FedEx Playoff history (a minimum of 20 rounds) with an average of 68.14.
He also has 4 top 10 finishes in five appearances in the first event of the Playoffs, including three third places in 2017, 2019 and 2021. Jon has delayed his trip to Memphis a little longer than usual because last Friday the 5th he was the father of his second child.
Little Eneko was born and he has tried to hurry as much as possible to spend as much time as possible with his new offspring, as well as with his mother, Kelley, and his other son, Kepa. They are all perfectly. Rahm played nine holes on Tuesday and this Wednesday he played the mandatory Pro Am before the start of the tournament.
In the previous hours in Memphis, one of the protagonists was the Australian Cameron Smith, who according to all indications will be one of the players who will join LIV Golf (Arab Super League) from the Boston tournament, the first week of September.
The number 2 of the FedEx Cup and brand new champion of the British Open, fought as best he could the questions about his future and did not leave the official speech. “My goal here is to win the FedExCup Playoffs. That’s all I’m here for.
If there is anything he has to say about the PGA TOUR or LIV, it will come from Cameron Smith, not Cameron Percy. I am a man of my word and when you need to know something, I will tell you, “said the ‘aussie’, referring to the statements made by Percy where he assures that Smith has already signed with LIV Golf.
“I have no further comment on this,” he settled. The Memphis tournament can be seen live on television through the Golf channel by Movistar +. The broadcasts will start this Thursday, August 11, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
in the original version (Spanish peninsular time) and from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. with narration in Spanish, the same slot that will be broadcast the second round of Friday 12. On the weekend, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in O.V. and from 8:00 p.m.
to 12:00 a.m. in Spanish for the third round on Saturday 13 and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in O.V. and from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. in Spanish for the fourth and last session on Sunday 14.