Third day in the archives at the Genesis Invitational and the leaderboard offers us a “landscape” to which in 2023 we are getting used to again: in the lead, on the run, is the Spanish Jon Rahm. In his sights now there is not only the third victory in just over a month, but also the much-coveted return to first place in the world order of merit.
Genesis Invitational, results
Rahm’s score reads -15 and comes thanks to a new round in 65 shots, obtained thanks to six birdies and no bogey. A real masterclass from him in a round in which many protagonists found some difficulties and in which he instead found the strength to move up one position and try to detach the competition.
The closest pursuer is in fact the American Max Homa, always in the lead in the first two days. In reality, he too had remained in the lead for most of the third round, before giving up in the final with the two bogeys that brought his score to -12, three strokes away from the leader.
The battle remains open for victory, but certainly the loot that Rahm has managed to put aside will be important in the fourth day. Keith Mitchell and Patrick Cantlay will also try to be in the match, respectively third at -11 and fourth at -10.
Worth mentioning is the excellent lap of the landlord Tiger Woods who, with a 67, has recovered 32 positions and now occupies a 26th which would be a more than encouraging result on his return after months of inactivity. Jon Rahm Rodríguez (Barrika, November 10, 1994) is a Spanish golfer.
Already number 1 in the world rankings of amateur golf, for a record 60 weeks, he reached the first place of the official ranking after winning the Memorial Tournament in July 2020, then returning to occupy the top position following the victory of the U.S.
Open in June 2021: he was the first Spaniard to triumph in the prestigious tournament. 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.
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