Jon Rahm aims high at 'home'

Today starts the Phoenix Open, which is held in Scottsdale where he trained as a player and knows it perfectly. He is the big favorite in betting.


Today starts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, of the PGA Tour (9:00 p.m., Movistar Golf). An always special tournament for Jon Rahm (26 years old), since it is held in Scottsdale, near Arizona State University, where he trained as a player. It is a field that he knows well and in which he starred, in 2015, his first major appearance on the circuit (top-5) still as an amateur. Barrika's, who comes from being seventh in the Farmers last week, remains second in the world rankings.

Rahm appears as the great favorite for the final victory in the betting: 7.5 to 1 by 9 to 1 of Justin Thomas, with whom he shares a game in the first two days. Webb Simpson defends the title in a tournament that distributes more than six million euros among its participants, and that will be the first in 2021 in the PGA that has a small audience. In previous editions, up to 700,000 spectators gathered throughout the competition, with the famous 16th hole as the busiest spot. This time, due to the health crisis, it is estimated that there are a maximum of 5,000 people a day.

The world number one, Dustin Johnson, will be at the Saudi International of Arabia, of the European Tour. He will be accompanied by Justin Rose, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Tony Finau, Tommy Fleetwood, Bryson DeChambeau, Tyrrell Hatton, Lee Westwood ... and a large Spanish participation, with up to ten national representatives, with Sergio Carcia and Cabrera-Bello as the most featured. Along with them, Adri Arnaus, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Nacho Elvira, Adrián Otaegui, Pablo Larrazábal, Jorge Campillo, Álvaro Quirós and, for the second consecutive week, the amateur Eduard Rousaud.

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