ST. LOUIS – Jon Rahm started the final round at this year’s Masters six strokes off the lead and moved to within two strokes of eventual winner Patrick Reed with a birdie at the 14th hole.
Although his title chances didn’t last long – with a bogey at No. 15 – and he finished alone in fourth place, it was enough for the Spaniard to build on as he once again begins a Sunday at major in contention.
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“I can do it and I know that I can do it,” said Rahm when asked what he learned from his brush with victory at Augusta National. “Up until that point [his bogey at the 15th hole], I was in contention, and I knew I could get it done.”
Rahm shot a third-round 66 at the PGA Championship and is three strokes behind front-runner Brooks Koepka, and his progressively better play at Bellerive has only fueled his confidence.
“I just keep doing the same thing, keep trusting my game, and keep hitting the shots that I’ve been hitting,” said Rahm, who hasn’t made a bogey since his final hole on Thursday. “Hopefully, like I said, maybe one of these tournaments I have a good putt in me on Sunday.”