Jon Rahm will have options, albeit distant, to conquer this Sunday the St. Jude Championshipthe tournament that opens the PGA Tour Playoffs. The Biscayan fired 67 shots this Saturday (three under par), the same as Thursday during the opening day, and went to -7 overall, which leaves him in 24th place.. He is six shots behind the American JJ Spaun, in the lead with -13, but it is not an impossible distance to cross. Yes, you will need the golf gods on your side. And that’s something that hasn’t been happening lately.
His third round at TPC Southwind in Memphis (USA) was much more orderly than the previous one. He kept the tone from tee to green and with the putter he wasn’t great either, but he was much better than the previous rounds. After missing a clear option at 2 and not subtracting in the first par 5.3, he started the birdie machine at 4, holed at three and a half yards and repeated at 5. He got cold later because he stopped taking greens and when he reached them he left it very far.
In the 13th, he regained his spirit with another good putt over four meters. Three pairs in a row later, on the 17th, came the first cut. His second shot landed in the rough then he tripled, for the first time of the day and sixth overall in the event.. His reaction in the last segment of the day was one of racing: good start, good approach and long putt, again over four yards, to the pot. If victory is expensive, a good lap this Sunday would help him feel better for the last two tournaments on the circuit: the BMW Championship, disputed by the FedEx top 70 at the end of this St Jude, and the Tour Championship, the grand final in Atlanta, to which the 30 best people enter and which this year brings in 18 million dollars (17.5 euros) for the champion.
Rahmbo His presence at the event is assured as Cameron Smith, the leading candidate, albeit by resume, to unseat Spaun this Sunday. The Australian, champion this year of the Tournament of Champions, The Players and the British Open, now in the eye of the storm for his possible departure to LIV, signed -3 for -11 this Saturday and is the ‘gunslinger’ most dangerous area is high alongside Will Zalatoris, with Cameron Young the best player of the season with no wins under his belt. So far he has racked up eight top-10 finishes and finished third three times. Ahead of him is another good opportunity to open the box.
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