John Rahm (Spain), ranked third in the men’s golf world ranking, succeeded in leaping to the top by reducing 5 strokes in the last 5 holes on the second day of the PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open (total prize money of 8.7 million dollars). The Eagle, who came out with five holes left, changed the mood.
In the second round on the 27th (Korean time) at Torrey Pines Golf Club Book Course (par 72) in La Jolla, California, USA, Ram caught 5 birdies with 1 eagle and blocked 2 bogeys to hit 5 under par 67. Ram, who was in danger of missing the cut by recording 1 over par 73 in the first round, ended up in a tie for 116th, but thanks to reducing 5 strokes that day, he recorded a 4 under par 140 in the middle, raising his ranking to 14th.
Ram’s performance in the first round was frustrating. The accuracy of the tee shot was only 50%, and the green hit rate was also in the 60% range, which was different from the 12 rounds of under par in the last three competitions.
On this day, the beginning of the game was a series of uneasy appearances. Ram, who played on the 10th hole, started with a birdie. In the following hole 11 (par 4), he caught a birdie and raised the mood. However, a bogey came out on the 12th hole (par 3) and he faltered, and he lost another stroke on the 9th hole (par 4).
The frustrating game continued in the second half. Ram, who continued par marching until the 4th hole, recorded an interim total of 1 over par, making it difficult to guarantee passing the cut.
The eagle from the 5th hole (par 5) completely changed the atmosphere of the game. He put his second shot on the green with 191 yards left, and put an eagle putt into the hole about 3m away.
Ram, who was able to pass the cut thanks to the reduction of two strokes and entered the stability zone, dropped the second shot near the hole 2.5m in the following hole 6 (par 4) and did not miss the birdie putt. 스포츠토토
Ram, who changed the atmosphere, caught birdies in a row on the 7th (par 4) and 8th hole (par 3), raising the ranking to a tie for 14th.
After the first round match, Ram, who questioned her performance, saying, “I don’t know what happened,” said after the match that day, “There was nothing special. I think it was just a little more aggressive,” he said. “The 5th to 9th holes were played really well. He was sober after making a birdie after his second shot on the 6th hole,” he said.
Ram, who brushed off his sluggish performance on the first day and advanced to the finals, extended his streak of passing cuts from last year to 22 games.
Ram, who won both of the previous two tournaments (Sentry Tournament of Champions and American Express) he entered this year, regained hope of winning three tournaments in a row.
Sam Ryder (USA), who hit an interim total of 12 under par 132, took the sole lead, while Ram is tied for 14th place by 8 strokes. The difference in the number of strokes is large, but with two more games remaining, the possibility of Ram’s come-from-behind victory is open.
Korean players also performed well, with Ahn Byeong-hun (32) tied for 14th place with John Ram, Kim Seong-hyun (25) tied for 20th place (3 under par, 141 strokes), and Kim Si-woo (28) and Lim Seong-jae (25) tied for 24th place ( 2 under par 142 strokes above) and Noh Seung-yeol (32) tied for 36th place (1 under par 143 strokes).