Farmers Insurance Open, Jon Rahm reacts
by ANDREA GUSSONI | VIEW 1531
In California, after a disappointing first round, Jon Rahm's reaction came. The Spaniard, in the second round of the Farmers Insurance Open, a Pga Tour tournament, with a partial of 67 (-5) out of a total of 140 (73 67, -4) strokes, recovered from 116th to 14th position .
In San Diego, the world number 3 - who is back from two consecutive successes on the circuit - thus extended the streak of consecutive cuts passed (it has now reached 22) which began in 2021. At Torrey Pines GC, where in 2017 right at the Farmers Insurance celebrated his first title on the PGA Tour and where he triumphed at the Us Open in 2021, the Basque scored an eagle and five birdies, with two bogeys.
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In the middle of the match, the American Sam Ryder seems to have taken off, left alone in the lead with a score of 132 (64 68, -12) strokes, three ahead of his compatriot Brendan Steele, 2/o with 135 ( -9) ahead of the Argentine Tano Goya, 3/o with 137 (-7) and among the surprises of the competition.
At the top of the standings, 10/o with 139 (-5), there is also the Californian Collin Morikawa, however very far from the top. Further back Justin Thomas, 24/o with 142 (-2). Same score for Luke List, who defends the title.
He attended Arizona State University and won 11 varsity tournaments, second only to Phil Mickelson who earned 16 titles. In 2015 he participated as an amateur at the Phoenix Open, finishing fifth . On April 1, he took first place in the World Amateur Golf Ranking and held it for 25 weeks, then regained the position to hold it for another 35 weeks.
He thus qualified for the U.S. Open and the Open Championship the following year: in the first of the two tournaments he finished twenty-third, then turned professional, at the same time losing the right to play in the Open.
The Quicken Loans National was his first professional event and he finished third. The Canadian Open instead saw him finish second. At the end of the season he obtained a card for the 2017 PGA Tour. Rahm found his first success in the Farmers Insurance Open thanks to an eagle on the last hole, managing to enter the major tournaments on the world scene.
At the Mexico Championship, an event in the World Golf Championships series, he finished third, two shots behind the winner Dustin Johnson, while in the second event, the Dell Technologies Match Play, he lost the final against Johnson himself.
He later won the Irish Open and the final tournament of the European Tour season, the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, by six strokes, also winning the rookie of the year award.