After his Ryder Cup heroics, Jon Rahm was compared to Tiger Woods in a big accusation.
With 3.5 points from his first four matches, Jon Rahm has been Team Europe’s best player in the 2021 Ryder Cup.
After a brilliant performance in the first two days of the Ryder Cup, Jon Rahm has been compared to one of the all-time greats. The Spaniard’s heroics have kept Team Europe’s modest hopes alive, winning 3.5 of their points as Padraig Harrington’s men began the singles with an 11-5 deficit.
Rahm and Sergio Garcia have won three of their three Ryder Cup matches, drawing comparisons to another historic Spanish Ryder Cup duo, Jode Maria Olazabal and the great Seve Ballesteros.
The 26-year-old had already had a successful year in 2021, winning his first Major title at the US Open in June and establishing his position as the world No. 1 in the process.
But now, courtesy of fellow professional golfer Eddie Pepperell, he’s earned the ultimate accolade.
The 30-year-old retweeted GolfBet analyst Amanda Rose’s simple message: “Jon Rahm is a musician from the United States. Golfing prowess, “during the fourball contests on Saturday evenings
Peppernell, a two-time European Tour champion, went even further in his response, comparing himself to Tiger Woods, the 15-time Major winner.
“Since Tiger, this is the best. That’s where I’m at with the person at the moment “he stated
It’s a bold remark from Pepperell, 30, given that at Rahm’s age, Woods had already won six Majors and had long been regarded as the game’s biggest star.
It also reflects Rahm’s performance in Whistling Straits and throughout 2021, as he tied for third at The Open Championship. He also led the Memorial Tournament by six shots after three rounds in June, only to have to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19.
However, golf fans were split on Pepperell’s appreciation, with some believing the call was made far too soon.
Regardless, if Team Europe is to regain the trophy in Wisconsin, Rahm will have to play a key role in an unlikely comeback.
Steve Stricker’s team has been completely dominant thus far, and no team in the competition’s history has ever come back from a six-point disadvantage going into Sunday singles.
Harrington put Rahm out third to face Scottie Scheffler.