Jon Rahm is oozing with confidence as he looks to win first major at The Masters

Rahm: "I can't lie, I'm feeling pretty confident."

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Wed, 11 Nov 2020

Jon Rahm is oozing with confidence as he looks to win his first major title as The Masters is played in November for the very first time this week.

The World No.2 has been in excellent form in 2020 and earlier in the year sat at the top of the world rankings for the first time in his career, only for Dustin Johnson to reclaim the position shortly after.

Rahm got his own back against Johnson when he beat him in a play-off at the BMW Championship, when he holed a huge putt to claim his second PGA Tour title of the calendar year.

With Collin Morikawa and Bryson DeChambeau both winning majors for the first time this season, Rahm is feeling very good about his game ahead of this week's action.

"I can't lie, I'm feeling pretty confident," said the 26-year-old, who made one of the best hole-in-one's you'll ever see during a practice round yesterday.

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"Even my last start, the ZOZO Championship, I hit it about as good as I can hit it tee to green really in the tournament, especially on Sunday and the weekend.

"Happy where I'm at, and I think the best way I can explain it [is] I'm simply happy outside the golf course, I'm happy within the limits now of this pandemic, and I'm also happy on the golf course, and I've been putting in the work and golfing well. Hopefully, something special happens this weekend."

If Rahm were to win The Masters, he would become only the fourth Spaniard to do so, with Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal both winning the tournament twice and Sergio Garcia, who claimed his maiden major in 2017.

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"It's a special event for everybody who comes and competes at the Masters, and I would say there's such Spanish history of champions here, with three great champions and three idols of mine, that I would love to be able to add my name to that list," said Rahm.

"And especially this year, being a little bit sad that Sergio is not going to be able to be part of this. My heart goes out to him. I know he had some bad times with Covid losing family members, and now he's got it, with symptoms, as well, apparently. Knowing how special this week is for him, hoping a speedy recovery for him.

"And just the history, right. I think this is the 40th anniversary of Seve's first win here at Augusta. You have Ollie, five green jackets go out to Spain - hopefully, I can be the sixth."

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