Jon Rahm kicked off 2023 in fine style by winning the Sentry Tournament of Champions, picking up where he left off last year.
The Spaniard is enjoying a hot streak, having also won the DP World Tour Championship, and has ten top-tens in 15 starts.
His form has led many fans to declare the 2021 US Open winner is the best golfer in the world right now – and their claim is backed up by an incredible stat.
Twitter user Michael Verity put Rahm’s recent rounds into the WHS handicapping system, which takes the average of the best eight of your last 20 rounds to calculate your index.
According to his calculations, the 28-year-old would be playing off a scarcely-believable +13 had he remained in the amateur ranks.
Have a look below to see how he worked it out…
If you put Jon Rahm’s last 20 rounds into the WHS handicapping system, average out his best 8 rounds, his differential comes out at -13.1875
Jon, your new handicap index is +13
Well played, son
Could he concede all those shots to you in a match at your home course and beat you? pic.twitter.com/121LcUm0EO
— Michael Verity (@MichaelVerity) January 9, 2023
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