In California, after a great comeback, Jon Rahm dreams of a third consecutive victory on the PGA Tour to return to first place in the world rankings. In San Diego, at the end of the “moving day” of the Farmers Insurance Open, a tournament he already won in 2017 when he celebrated his first success on the circuit, the Spaniard moved up from 14th to 2nd position with a score of 206 ( 73 67 66, -10) and is now just two strokes behind American Sam Ryder, still leading with 204 (64 68 72, -12).
Jon Rahm, results
The Basque continues to put on a show who, after closing the first lap in 116th place. kicked off the comeback. In the third round, he landed an eagle and five birdies, with a bogey. At Torrey Pines GC (South Course, par 72), where in 2021 he celebrated his first gem in a Major, taking the US Open, the 28-year-old from Barrika is aiming for yet another feat.
In the last six races held between the PGA Tour and DP World Tour he has brought home four, with two Top 10. And now he aspires to become the first player since 2017 (Dustin Johnson) to win three races in a row on the top American men’s circuit .
To oust from the throne Rory McIlroy, currently engaged in Dubai on the DP World Tour, the Iberian (currently third in the world) could also need a second or third place. But he will still have to wait for McIlroy’s result in the United Arab Emirates, whose race will only end on Monday due to delays due to bad weather.
In California, Ryder wants the first treble on the tour. But he has to watch his back from the relentless Rahm and Tony Finau, 3 / o with 208 (-8). Also in the running for the title are Sungjae Im and Collin Morikawa, both 4/i with 209 (-7) on a par with Max Homa and Sahith Theegala.
On the other hand, he has no chance of repeating last year’s success Luke List, only 39 / o with 215 (-1).
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