Jon Rahm's signature shot at the US Open

ANDn a ‘major’ like the US Openin which light can be turned into darkness in one fell swoop as happened to Rory McIlroy on hole 4, it is essential to find that moment that provides an impulse to a round, as it happened to Jon Rahm with his eagle in the 5 or the number one in the world, Scheffler, in 14. Also morikawa He had a very successful day and what is really intimidating is that it seems that he has taken the measure of the field. When the Los Angeles golfer is tuned in a big, we already know what happens, even if it is his first participation.

The most remarkable thing about what is happening in The Country Club is precisely how the big names are climbing to the top of the rankingswhere for the moment the great role of Joel Dahman and especially that of Hayden Buckley, a player who has four consecutive failed cuts. Until Brooks Koepka he was happy with his 67, to catch up in the accumulated and thus give himself some option.

Jon Rahm it’s solid, especially off the tee, although some tees will get away. You can have plenty of confidence in your base game. The eagle of 14 was prodigious after a bombing start that only he can achieve. Then he almost made another one on the 8th hole (he started on the 10th). The ‘Len de Barrika’ kicks really well and brushed the birdie numerous times. Precisely the putter helped him a lot when it came to materializing several notable recoveries. The number two in the world left the field happy.

“I am very satisfied with today’s round. I played well and I think the key moment today was with several medium distance par putts like 10, and 15 to 17”, pointed out the Biscan. Jon also explained that he won’t come out with a predetermined plan for playing every hole on the weekend: “I’m usually someone who comes to the tee, looks at the flag and what wind we have, and then makes a decision. I don’t come out with a plan for every hole. beforehand”.

The Spaniard, moreover, was delighted that the best take the top positions: “It’s great. I think this says a lot about the health and state of the sport. It’s amazing to see Rory trying to win in consecutive weeks and playing at that level. Obviously Scottie is doing what he has been doing all year; Collin also does what he always does, and I do much of the same. It’s fun for all of us because we want to compete against the best and beat the best.”

In fact, not only because of Rahm’s flattery, you still have to keep betting on McIlroy as heavy favorite, despite that double bogey on the 4. He took a vicious second shot straight into a patch of weeds near the green and from that awkward spot made two shots with barely a move. He still sighed after holed a very long putt that saved him from burning. But his favoritism explains how he approached the rest of the day. His confidence today and his mental strength led him to come back.

So much Sergio Garcia (144 hits, +4) as adri arnaus (147) will not make the cut at this US Open, although the first you still have options until the end of the day, since it includes the first 60 players. Garcia finished with a par lap in which he managed to materialize an eagle, two birdies and four bogeys. As for him, Adri Arnaus was only worth a card of at least 67 to enter that fight to continue the weekend, but his 71 makes it impossible, although he added another experience.

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