The million-dollar defense of Rahm's number one kicks off

The Spaniard will be in The Northern Trust, the first of the three FedExCup playoff tournaments, in which he will seek to keep the one and the 15 million.


Jon Rahm starts his career in the FedExCup playoffs this Thursday. TPC Boston will host The Northern Trust, the first of three tournaments that make up the knockout rounds and in which the top 125 ranked -123 by casualties- during the season will fight for a loot of $ 15 million that will be received by the final winner.

To determine the winner of this FedExCup, The Northern Trust will move the top 70 in the rankings to the BMW Championship next week in Chicago. There, it will be only the first 30 who will access the Atlanta Tour Championship. Whoever wins that last event will be the new king of the prestigious multi-million dollar championship, born in 2007.

Rahmbo arrives in Boston after a week off, in which he admits not having left his house much because of the 45 degrees it was in Phoenix, the city where the Spaniard resides. After recovering the world number one in the PGA Championship, Barrika's has been able to disconnect for a weekend, preparing a key section of the year: the three consecutive FedExCup tournaments and, then, the US Open, second major post pandemic.

Despite having declared in the preview of the tournament that he prefers to win a major over the FedExCup, Rahm - who comes tenth in the championship standings - needs a good performance to defend the number one. Collin Morikawa - winner of the PGA-, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy - winner of the FedEx last year - and Justin Thomas have possibilities to snatch the world leadership from Spanish on Sunday. While the top three need a great position to threaten number one, the main risk lies with Justin Thomas, who does have many options to regain the top spot in the world.

At the loss of Vaughn Taylor is added that of Brooks Kopeka, winner of four majors. The American will not be in these playoffs due to problems in his left knee and hip that he has been dragging all year, so he has preferred to rest to arrive in good condition at the US Open. Neither will Sergio García and Rafa Cabrera Bello, who failed to qualify. For the rest, the best golfers in the world will be in Boston from this Thursday. The return of Tiger Woods stands out, as he seeks to get into the top 30 to raid what would be his third FedExCup. DeChambeau, Simpson, Reed, Todd, Mickelson, Day, Spieth, Lowry, Matsuyama, Finau, Watson, Berger, Champ, Scheffler, Wolff, Hovland ... all the leading stars of golf today will be in this The Northern Trust.

Jon Rahm will be on the tee this Thursday at 18:55 peninsulares, and will share the game the first two days with Xander Schauffele and Lanto Griffin. TPC Boston is good at Spaniard, and in eight rounds played on the Massachusetts field, Rahm has signed a total of -16. Movistar Golf will be in charge of broadcasting the event, connecting this Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

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