Jon Rahm continued his climb in Hero World



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Jon Rahm continued his climb in Hero World

Jon Rahm continued his climb in the Hero World Challenge, during the so-called movement day, but his chances of victory this Sunday will be slim in the Albany field, as Viktor Hovland (64), the current tournament champion, gave a recital and is an outstanding leader.

The cast of players who occupy the top positions is first class, with Scheffler three behind the Norwegian. The Spaniard, who materialized 68 shots and computed 212, showed his usual version of a good game from tee to green in the third round in the Bahamas, but if anything made the difference in 'Rahmbo's' round, it was the putts he made.

Jon Rahm, results

Jon corrected the bogey on hole 2, giving himself a dose of confidence on the greens thanks to a very long putt that he holed out on hole 4. He prolonged the moment with a putt from home on hole 6. The Biscayne was masterful, who on hole 7 his pulse didn't shake either.

In the 11th he gave a masterful shot from a sandy ground and then hit a two-meter putt. At 15 'León de Barrika' almost holed out on the green for eagle, but signed his fifth birdie of the day. Rahm played college golf successfully for Arizona State University.

He won 11 titles during that time and led the World Amateur Golf Ranking for a total of 60 weeks. After graduating, he became a professional golfer in 2016. Already in the first year of his professional career he confirmed his good results and meanwhile played up to second place in the world rankings.

Among other things, Rahm won the Dubai World Championship, the final tournament of the European Tour, in 2017 and 2019. In July 2020, Jon Rahm reached the top of the world golf rankings for the first time with his victory at the Memorial.

Rahm was the 24th player and second Spaniard after Severiano Ballesteros to top the world rankings. He lost his top spot two weeks later to Justin Thomas, but regained it after the PGA Championships, only to lose it again two weeks later to Dustin Johnson.

After Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth, Rahm became the third player to top the world rankings for both amateurs and professionals. At Memorial 2021, Rahm, as the defending champion, was in the lead by six strokes after three rounds played, but had to withdraw from the current tournament due to a positive test for SARS-CoV-2.

Four weeks later, on his return to the tour, Rahm scored his first major win when he won the 2021 US Open at the Torrey Pines golf course near San Diego, California by a shot over Louis Oosthuizen. Rahm is the first Spaniard to win the US Open.

In addition, with the win, Rahm took the lead in the golf world rankings for the third time, which he held until July 2021.