Jon Rahm: “I have changed the preparation, but I am still the favorite to win the Masters”

The Augusta Masters is a tournament of traditions and one of them is scheduling a press conference with the current champion in the weeks prior to the tournament. In this case, Jon Rahm was the protagonist who opened up to the media at a time of great information activity in the world of golf. His own signing for LIV Golf last December shook the market and, contrary to what it might seem, not only did it not create a schism between the PGA Tour and the Saudi league but it provided a starting point for a possible pacification . “I have always defended that the best should play with the best, which is why I hope that a satisfactory solution will be reached as soon as possible,” he declared with conviction. In fact, this Tuesday a meeting was held between the Arab fund and the American circuit at the highest level, but the Basque said he had no information about it. “Indeed, these are things that are negotiated very high up and I am not at that level, we will find out when the time comes,” he smiled. What the ‘morrosko’ is very clear about is that his current season at LIV Golf is not going to affect him when it comes to appearing at the National with all his options open. «It is true that this year things are happening in a very different way than last year. When I got there I had three wins in nine tournaments and this year I haven’t won in the four I have played. But I’m not playing badly at all. “I am adapting to a new circuit, a new form of competition and discovering new places like Arabia and Hong Kong, which I highly recommend.” Given the lack of competitive weeks that this course has, he will be forced to change his preparation, so “I will play the week before, something I did not do last season, and in a couple of days I will go to Augusta to start tasting the route. Scheffler, rival to beat If last year Rahm arrived as a clear favorite due to his state of form and position in the world ranking, this year that condition falls to Scottie Scheffler. He has been the winner the last two weeks with a record included in The Players, by revalidating the title. «I like to follow golf on television and, obviously, I know the form of my teammates, but that does not affect my performance. I will take the Masters with my usual routine, I will go day by day and see what happens. What is clear is that I feel the same favorite as last year, especially because I have the extra motivation of trying to reissue the title, something that would make me very excited. “I already did it at the Spanish Open and it is a wonderful feeling.” Related News standard golf No Álvaro Hernández wins the Pro-Am of the national PGA golf tournament in Córdoba ABC Córdoba Alfredo García and Juan Postigo, current champion of Spain GAD, praise the good conditions of the Country Club And speaking of customs, I couldn’t miss talking about the dinner of champions. It is known that the current holder of the green jacket is in charge of inviting his colleagues to a gala that usually serves to reveal his culinary tastes. And knowing those from Biscay, I’m sure they won’t be disappointed. «I spoke with the cook José Andrés and he told me to think about what I would have for dinner in my own house and that he would prepare it for me… and it was clear to me; He would make them taste typical Basque cuisine and see how well we eat in the north. Many times, when I say that I am Spanish, they think that we are eating paella all day and they will be surprised when they see the menu: tapas and pintxos starters, txangurro salad and a second to choose between grilled steak or turbot pil-pil. And to wash it down, some cream and cream millefeuille, all washed down with bottles of ’94 Imperial.
2024-03-19 19:43:30
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