A superb Rahm took the lead at the Mexico Open after another exhibition


A superb Rahm took the lead at the Mexico Open after another exhibition

New amazing, amazing, brutal lap of Jon Rahm on the third day of Mexico Open at Vidantain Vallarta Port: 61 strokes, 10 under par, a new course record, tied for second with 196 strokes (-17), two behind the leader Tony Finau (65 for 194, -19) of this tournament where he is defending the title.

After the ‘hangover’ of the Masters victory and a week off, the Basque, with four wins this season (Tournament of Champions, Amex, Genesis Invitational and Masters) again put his entire golf repertoire to sign a real exhibition (especially puttingt holed from long, medium and short distances) and led almost all statistics in this phase of the tournament.

Six unbeaten birdies on the first nine and four more birdies in the bag in seconds (with clear options along the way) for a checked 61 shots adding to 67 and 68 on the first two days, and all options this Sunday of the reaffirmation of the title with the permission of Tony Finau (he started with a 6-stroke advantage in Biscayan), who responded to Rahm’s attack but felt the Spaniard’s breath all the time.

“I did the job, I played great golf, the truth is I didn’t think about the ’59’ until the 18th hole. I had to make an eagle and the hole was difficult. Tony (Finau) is going to be a tough opponent. He’s had a good day of ‘ball striking and if I keep ‘putting like this, I’m going to have my options,'” Rahm told CBS.

Tied fourteenth after the first day, 12th after the second, in third the from Barrika, equaling his best lap on the PGA Tour, made a big step after the demonstration offered, with the wind and everything, in this Australian design. Greg Norman.

The truth is that Jon played some outstanding first nine holes, with six birdies without a miss and 29 shots in this first set of the Vidanta Vallarta course. Birdie at 1 after hitting a ‘knuckle’, birdie at 3 after scoring another ‘knuckle’, hit the field again at 4 after leaving it ‘given’ with the third hit, an out; the fourth birdie of the day on the 6th, par 5, looming over the top positions. But there was still more to come: on 7, a short par 4, the green was reached in one, and Jon did just that, putting the ball on the green and taking two putts. It was the fifth birdie on his card, a result he repeated with a shot to the flag on 8, leaving the ball less than a meter away. As said, 29 strokes of the book, to set a chair, a free lesson on how to play golf from the tee, to the shots to the green and then finish with the putt.

We explained in the preview that regardless of what happened this week at the Mexico Open at Vidanta, Rahm will continue as Number One in the world for another week (number 50). As soon as the list of participants for the Quail Hollow tournament, another one of the PGA Tour’s ‘designated’ in 2023 that starts next Thursday in Charlotte, was made official this Friday, it was confirmed that Jon Rahm or scottie schefflera little late for the event.

And as announced by Nosferatu, a Twitter user who manages all world ranking accounts, Rahm will need to finish in the top 5 at the Mexico Open this Sunday to avoid losing Number One after Wells Fargo because if he finishes sixth or even worse, Scheffler, even if not playing at Quail Hollow, will pass the world rankings.

Source: La Verdad


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