Jon Rahm, 28 years old and world number 4, will fight this Sunday for another title on the American circuit, The American Express, just two weeks after his victory at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The Basque golfer is provisional co-leader at home-club with a total of 193 strokes (23 under par) after a third round of 65 thanks to an eagle (hole 5), six birdies (3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 12) and a single bogey on the 17th, only the second he has made all week counting the one he made on the first day on the 10th hole.
Jon Rahm, results
Davis Thompson is emerging as Rahm's main rival because the American player also had a total of -23 with five holes to go in his third round. His compatriot J.T. Poston will start the final round four shots behind Rahm after shooting 66.
Also Americans Harry Higgs (62) and Sam Burns (64) and South Korean Tom Kim (67) will start five shots behind the Spanish golfer. Jon shone for another day on the La Quinta course in California (USA), home of a tournament that the Barrika golfer is good at: a victory in 2018, 6th in 2019, 14th in 2022 and 34th in 2017 they have been their performances in their four previous participations.
Rahm is in fantastic form, as evidenced by his three top-10 finishes in his first three tournaments of the new season: 4th in the CJ Cup, 8th in the Hero World Challenge and 1st in the aforementioned Sentry Tournament of Champions.
. If he wins on Sunday, the Basque will add the ninth American PGA title, where his first Grand Slam, the 2021 US Open, shines especially. The PGA Tour is an organization that curates major professional golf tours in the United States.
It is based in Ponte Vedra Beach, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers.
Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA "Tournament Players Division", a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name then officially changed to "PGA Tour" in 1975.