Jon Rahm, world no. American PGA Tour. Rahm is 23rd, four shots behind the three leaders, Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy (70), South Korea's Si Woo Kim (71) and American David Lipsky (72), whose two bogeys on the last two holes opened up the chances a bit more.
Jon Rahm, results
The Spanish player only got one birdie, quite a contrast to his average this season (5). After two separate cards of 70 the first two days, Rahm committed three bogeys for a total of 214 (-2), four shots behind the co-leaders, who total 210, six under par.
Rahm began day 3 sharing 7th place, four shots behind the leader, Justin Suh, the same distance that now separates him from the lead. Rahm has options to recover the number 1 and win his fifth title of a fantastic 2023, especially for the conquest of his second Grand Slam in the Augusta Masters.
Rory McIlroy, another of the favourites, started yesterday level with Rahm, but the Northern Irishman did maintain his good tone and climbed to the shared lead thanks to his four birdies, yes, stained by two bogeys. After the US Open, Jon Rahm joins the professional ranks which invalidates his qualification for the British Open 2016.
In his first tournament as a professional, the Quicken Loans National, he is in the lead, alone or ex-æquo, during the first two laps, and finally finished third, four strokes behind winner Billy Hurley III. This performance allows him to qualify again for the British Open, the Quicken Loans National being part of the qualifying tournaments.
He finished 2nd in the RBC Canadian Open, securing special temporary PGA Tour membership for the rest of the season. He also earned enough points as a non-member to earn a PGA Tour card for the 2017 season. On January 29, 2017, he won the Farmers Insurance Open with a 60-foot putt for Eagle on the last hole.
A few weeks later, he announced that he would also play on the PGA5 European Tour. In March, he played the first World Golf Championships tournaments of his career, the WGC-Mexico Championship which he finished 3rd, then the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, a match-play tournament in which he finished 2nd, beaten in the final by the world number 1, the American Dustin Johnson.
He won his second title of the year, and the first on the European tour, at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with 6 strokes ahead of the second.
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