Spaniard Rahm is aiming to win his first Open, as he makes an attempt so as to add to his maiden main title finally yr’s US Open at Torrey Pines.
The world quantity three can consider no extra becoming option to obtain that feat than doing so on the house of golf, within the a hundred and fiftieth staging of the match.
Jon Rahm believes an Open Championship triumph at St Andrews would elevate his profession to the following stage.
Rahm stated: “I’ve stated it in interviews, in my view that is really the head of golf. I don’t suppose it will get any higher than successful at St Andrews.
“No offence to every other match on this planet. It’s the oldest championship on the oldest course and the place it began.
“Historical past – it’s so simple as that. I wouldn’t say there’s something with the golf course itself, which is loads particular.
“I do know The Open first began in Prestwick, however the R&A Membership has been right here, being a part of the Scottish heritage that it’s proper now.
“I’ve heard a number of champions say it – I feel it was Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods that each achieved it – that you would be able to’t actually name your self an awesome participant except you win The Open at St Andrews.
“It’s a very selective group, and I feel it’s a little bit of an exaggeration, however I do know what they imply.
“It may well nearly put your profession to a different stage simply because how nice a venue this one is.”
Though solely 27, Rahm went past his personal years to focus on his favorite reminiscence of the Outdated Course.
Rahm’s late fellow countryman Seve Ballesteros gained his second of three Open Championships at St Andrews in 1984, together with his “fist-pump” celebration nonetheless cherished throughout the sport.
He added: “I don’t wish to go along with the plain, however 1984 was very particular for Spanish folks. I’m going to go along with that. That picture of Seve celebrating, it’s an iconic picture not just for us however for the world of golf.”
Rahm endured a irritating weekend on the Genesis Scottish Open at Renaissance final week, together with his last spherical 71 seeing him finish five-over-par tied in fifty fifth place.