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Jon Rahm suffers a lot at US PGA with a tough start

Jesus Carames

May 19, 2023 | 11:00 a.m.

Barrika's talented golfer, Jon Rahm, number one in the world ranking, has had an unfortunate start in the PGA Championship, the second 'major' of the season, after signing a card of 76 strokes, 6 over par.

Rahm suffers a bumpy start

Rahm, who has triumphed at two major tournaments, the 2021 US Open and this year's Masters, began his round at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, with a birdie on the 10th hole. any hint of a promising start quickly faded.

followed three consecutive bogeys on holes 16, 17 and 18, and two more on holes 2 and 3, with another on hole 6 and a double bogey on hole 7. A second birdie on hole 8 provided a momentary reprieve before finishing the round with a pair at 9.

Need for a comeback on Saturday

This Saturday, the Basque player will have to perform a real feat to be able to make the cut and compete over the weekend, an opportunity reserved for only the top 70 and tied players.

Scheffler and Conners lead the competition

Meanwhile, the American scottie scheffler, number 2 in the world, leads the clubhouse with a round of 67 (-3), thanks to three birdies on holes 5, 8 and 14, without a miss. Tied with him is Canadian Corey Conners.

the northern irish Rory McIlroy, number 3 in the ranking, started in Rochester with 71 shots (+1) after a round that included three birdies and four bogeys.

A tense weekend on the horizon

The PGA Championship is a competition known for its intensity and this weekend promises to be a real test for all golfers. Rahm, despite his rocky start, still has a chance to turn his fortune around and show why he is number one in the world.

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