A few hectic days begin for Jon Rahm. The Spaniard, along with his family, landed in Madrid on Sunday night to participate in the Spanish Open, which will be held from Thursday to next Sunday at the Villa de Madrid Country Club. The champion comes to the Spanish capital after spending a few days disconnecting and forgetting about the stress accumulated after his last conquest. “After finishing the Ryder Cup, we stayed in Italy on vacation, the first few days with friends and then just with the family,” he says before starting a marathon day.
Rahm’s disconnection seemed obligatory because a very demanding week awaits him, not only because of the Spaniard’s assault on his fourth World Cup title. Acciona Open of Spainbut also because of the numerous advertising commitments that you will have to attend to.
Early on Monday he made his first contact with the Madrid route. “The course is very good, in very good condition,” commented the winner of the Augusta Masters before his arrival an event organized by Mercedes at the Royal Club of La Moralejawith the usual autograph and photo sessions.
Mercedes Benz has made a generous commitment to golf, with the Mercedes Golf Trophy, one of the best amateur circuits in the world, whose winners could be seen yesterday alongside Jonand also to company ambassadors, such as Bernhard Langer.
Before Rahm undertakes his new commitment of the day, he was able to delve a little deeper into this year’s European dominance and the possible friction in the American locker room: “This year we had pressure, they remind you that in Europe we had not lost in 30 years. I really don’t know what happens in the American locker room, compared to ours because in theory for honors we would have to lose every year. On the American side there are players with a lot of personality who find it a little more difficult to play as a team. A couple of caddies this year have been part of both teams and they could explain it better, but there are differences, one of them, if you noticed, is that the American caddies and the players had different uniforms, our caddies and we had the same uniform. “There are small details that can make a difference.”