Jon Rahm show, with more birdies than pars

The 29-year-old Spanish golfer, world No. 9, watched on television as Bryson DeChambeau became the second member of LIV Golf capable of winning a Grand Slam after Brooks Koepka in the 2023 PGA Championship

by Andrea Gussoni
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Jon Rahm show, with more birdies than pars
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Jon Rahm suffered a logical disappointment when he had to resign from the US Open last week due to a foot infection that already forced him to abandon days before on the second day of the LIV Golf in Houston, the million-dollar and controversial Saudi Super League to which Vasco has joined this season as a star signing.

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The 29-year-old Spanish golfer, world No. 9, watched on television as Bryson DeChambeau became the second member of LIV Golf capable of winning a Grand Slam after Brooks Koepka in the 2023 PGA Championship, although both have already They had debuted before in the 'bigs', when they still belonged to the PGA circuit.

Rahm has also already won two Grand Slams, the US Open'2021 and the Masters'2023, but has yet to win a title since entering the Saudi Super League this year. This week he reappeared at the LIV Golf in Nashville and, after a spectacular second round with more birdies than pars, this Sunday he will once again aspire to that long-awaited victory.

Having recovered enough of his foot to compete in Nashville, the Spanish player signed a correct card of 70 strokes (-1) on Friday on the par 71 course at The Grove after making four birdies and three bogeys: he finished the day six strokes away.

of the first leader, the Mexican Abraham Ancer (64). His reaction on the second day has been extraordinary and he has delivered the best card of Saturday, a 63 thanks to nine birdies, eight pars and a single miss that places him in 3rd place, four strokes behind the leader, the Englishman Tyrrell Hatton (64 ), his teammate on the Legion XIII team, who is three strokes ahead of the second, the American John Catlin (66).

The individual champion in Nashville will pocket five million dollars, more than DeChambeau when he won the US Open last Sunday (4.3 million). The four golfers on the winning team will share four million dollars. DeChambeau, who has risen from number 38 to 10 in the ranking after his victory in Pinehurst, continues at a high level this week and shares the 3rd position in Nashville with Rahm: the American shot 66 this Saturday, with seven birdies and two bogeys.

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