The only rivalry in golf is about tours, not players

  • Jon Rahm hold the winner’s trophy after the American Express golf tournament on the Pete Dye Stadium Course at PGA West Jan. 22 in La Quinta, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Jon Rahm began his year by winning two in a row on the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy began his year with birdies on the last two holes to win in Dubai.