The Masters: Birthday-boy Jon Rahm feeling confident ahead of Augusta National challenge | Golf News

first_imgRahm, speaking at his press conference on the day of his 26th birthday on Tuesday, said: “I can’t lie, I’m feeling pretty confident.“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.” – Advertisement – “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. – Advertisement – Jon Rahm, who is aiming to land his first major, wants to emulate his Spanish idols and become the fourth player from his country to win The Masters – Advertisement – Get Sky Sports Golf for £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. Rahm is bidding to become the fourth Spanish winner of The Masters following Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal – who both won it twice – and Sergio Garcia, who is absent this year after testing positive for coronavirus.“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. Rahm played a practice round at Augusta National alongside Rickie Fowler Rahm played a practice round at Augusta National alongside Rickie Fowler