The first round of among the most expected events of this stage of the period on the PGA Tour, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, happened on the program of Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and also Lodge in Orlando, Florida.
The first 18 openings sufficed for Jon Rahm to place the document right: the Spaniard, back number 1 in the globe, removed like a rocket.
Jon Rahm, results
6 birdies, a remarkable eagle (with just one bogey), -7 on the day and also 2 strokes in advance of his closest pursuer.
Rahm’s opening and also closing of the round was especially excellent: 3 birdies in the first 3 openings many thanks to merely ideal tee shots, an eagle and also 2 birdies in the last 3 in which he likewise included a mid-range video game of superfine degree.
The event is undoubtedly still lengthy and also there is no scarcity of competitors for the title: in 2nd area we locate a team of 3 United States gamers that reply to the names of Chris Kirk, Cameron Young and alsoKurt Kitayama -5 the rating of the 2nd in the standings, round far better than the huge team chasing in 5th area.
Among the 8 gamers at -4 we likewise locate Scottie Scheffler, number 2 in the globe position, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and alsoJordan Spieth Promising beginning likewise for Francesco Molinari: -3 on the round and also provisionary 13th area regardless of an instead “dancer” round in which, along with the 7 birdies, he likewise faced 4 bogeys.
If the elite of globe golf reacted existing in this first round, the suppressed laps of Rory McIlroy 68th at +1, and also Collin Morikawa, also 82nd at +2, make fairly a sound. In the year noted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many thanks to the title of the Memorial Tournament he ends up being first in the globe positions, the 2nd Spaniard in background to do so after Severiano Ballesteros.
In August he likewise won the BMW Championship, whipping Dustin Johnson in the playoffs. In June 2021 he was required to desert the Memorial Tournament, where he was leading with a void of 6 strokes at the end of the 3rd lap, because of a favorable examination for COVID-19.
However, his first victory in a significant gotten here on 20 June, at the UNITED STATE Open, many thanks to 2 birdies in the last 2 openings. In July he ended up third in the Open Championship connected withLouis Oosthuizen
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