John Rahm could become a dad for the first time in the week of The Masters, the first major of the discipline (at the maen's level) of 2021 scheduled for April (8-11) in Georgia (USA). "Of everything that could happen differently - explained the number 2 of the world ranking, among the protagonists this week at the Phoenix Open - I would not care"
Jon Rahm has no doubts: "I'll get to the point straight away, even before anyone asks me. If I were in the running to win the Masters and my wife had contractions, with our baby ready to be born, I'd drop everything and run to them"
Meanwhile, good news for all the fans in the world of golf. The public is back on the PGA Tour but the Phoenix Open of golf, in Scottsdale (Arizona), in the stands will not be able to guarantee the show offered in the pre-Covid period.
Named "best tournament" of the top American circuit in 2018 as in 2019, during the course of the week it was used to hosting over 600,000 spectators (618,000 in 2016). The health emergency has changed everything and the event will be able to welcome up to a maximum of 5,000 fans a day.
Among the favorites to the title, in addition to Rahm and Simpson there will be Justin Thomas, world number 3, Xander Schauffele, fourth in the ranking, and Rory McIlroy, sixth in the rankings. There will therefore be five players in the world Top 10 in the field in Scottsdale.
In an event that since 1973 has been played in the same week as the Super Bowl. This will be the case again this year, with the event that will offer a prize pool of 7,300,000 dollars. "There won't be the usual atmosphere, but it will be better than nothing" says Jon Rahm, world number 2 and favorite on the eve.
The Spaniard, back from three seventh places (Masters, Sentry Tournament and Farmers Insurance) in as many appearances, is aiming for the big shot. The title will be defended by the American Webb Simpson (ninth in the ranking) who, in 2020, overtook his compatriot Tony Finau on the first additional hole, this year absent because he was involved in the Saudi International (European Tour) in the same days.
Tiger Woods underwent the 5th surgery of his professional career
Tiger will lose two tournaments: the Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines and the Genesis Invitational in Riviera. Woods admits that surgery was necessary to remove a painful fragment discovered while playing the PNC tournament with his son.
11 years old Charlie. He said: "I'm looking forward to resuming training and I'm focused on getting back on the Tour." For Woods, this is the fifth back operation since March 2014, the first after the one that arrived in April 2017. At 45, Tiger also underwent operations on his left knee. "My body at times doesn't work like it used to. No