ATLANTA – In the course of the playoff opener two weeks in the past at Liberty Nationwide, Jon Rahm spoke for a lot of when requested his ideas on the post-season format, which encompasses a strokes-based begin on the Tour Championship for the third yr.
“I do not prefer it,” he mentioned earlier than occurring to elucidate, as many others have, that strokes-based scoring at East Lake is a poor strategy to determine a season-long champion.
On Tuesday at East Lake, the place the world No. 1 will begin the week 6 beneath and 4 pictures behind factors chief Patrick Cantlay, the Spaniard was once more requested his ideas on the format on the finale.
“I do know my phrases are going to be probably, for example, muddled to the acute, however I am not the largest supporter of the total format itself,” Rahm mentioned. “What I do like is the truth that you perceive what is going on on and what is going on to occur and who’s within the lead and what it’s a must to do to win, however I do not agree with each a part of the format this week.”
To Rahm’s level, the strokes-based scoring has simplified the method and ridded the finale of the numerous projections that used to make the week one of many yr’s most complicated. As a substitute, Cantlay begins Thursday’s opening spherical at 10 beneath adopted by Tony Finau at 8 beneath and all the best way all the way down to Nos. 26-30 on the factors checklist at even par.