While Jon Rahm has been the top-ranked golfer in the world in his career, it’s safe to say that he’s playing his best golf ever, right now. In fact, going by the numbers, no golfer in PGA Tour history has ever played as well as Rahm is now.
Rahm fired a seven-under round of 65 during the third round of The American Express. That, combined with his rounds of 64 (eight-under) in both the first and second rounds have him at 23-under, tied for the lead with Davis Thompson heading into Sunday’s final round. And The American Express is just the latest in Rahm’s incredible run.
Over Rahm’s last 10 PGA Tour rounds, he has a staggering score of 62-under — something nobody has ever done.
“That is the best 10-round stretch by any player on record (complete round data dates back to 1983),” ESPN Stats & Info tweeted. “It surpasses a 10-round span of -61 by Davis Love III in the fall of 2001.”
Jon Rahm has shot -62 across his last 10 PGA TOUR rounds.
That is the best 10-round stretch by any player on record (complete round data dates back to 1983).
It surpasses a 10-round span of -61 by Davis Love III in the fall of 2001. pic.twitter.com/kF89DdduhA
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 22, 2023
And what’s interesting about this is that as impressive as Rahm shooting -62 over his last 10 PGA Tour rounds is, it actually doesn’t do justice to how hot he’s really been.
Over the final three rounds of his win at the DP World Tour Championship, Rahm was 18-under. His next four rounds in an official event came at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. There, Rahm went 27-under to win. Those seven rounds, combined with the first three of The American Express, have Rahm at 68-under par over his last 10 rounds in official PGA Tour or DP World Tour (FKA, European Tour) events.
Related: Rahm is not the only golfer making history at The American Express. Thompson, his 54-hole co-leader, also equaled a PGA Tour record.