Monday, October 25

Rahm returns with enthusiasm after the covid and faces the US Open as a favorite

Two negative tests within 24 hours have opened the door of the United States Opensa Jon rahm and they have ignited the most competitive spirit of the 26-year-old Barrika player, who will attend the third round of the Golf Grand Slam, which will be played from Thursday to Sunday in the spectacular course of Torrey pines, in the coastal area of ​​the city of San Diego, in California, as the top favorite in the betting.

“I’m ready, let’s go,” he tweeted Rahm, with an image of Rambo, as he has been known since his university stage in State of arizona, ready to fight and fight for the first ‘major’ of his career.

Just 15 days ago, the Basque player, number three in the world ranking, was left with honey on his lips, when the leader of the Commemorative tournament to the last day with six strokes of advantage and was forced to leave due to a positive for covid. Rahm, who has passed the disease without symptoms, left Muirfield Village dejected. But the two negative controls and the possibility of competing in Torrey pines, the scene where he scored his first PGA Tour victory four years ago (the Farmer insurance open) have skyrocketed their price among gamblers above four other names of luster such as numbers one and two in the world rankings, Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth, who by the way have not signed a Top 10 for three months, the current champion Bryson DeChambeau Y Brooks koepka, winner in 2017 and 2018, one of the two players who has managed to repeat victory triumph in the last 50 years. The other was Strange curtis, in 1988 and 1989.

Mickelson, sentimental favorite

The 121st edition of US Open, go back to Torrey Pines, without Tiger Woods, still recovering from the multiple fractures he suffered in a car accident last February, winner of the last edition of this tour that hangs on a cliff with spectacular views over the Pacific. But the presence of the sentimental favorite will count, Phil Mickelson, who turns 51 this Wednesday, just on the eve of the tournament, and who this past May shattered all forecasts, won the PGA and became the oldest winner of a Grand Slam tournament.

Natural of San Diego, Mickelson He will play in a field that he has known since childhood, surrounded by friends and family, determined to lift the only ‘major’ that has not won in his career, after being second six times, and that would allow him to complete his particular Grand Slam. “I know I’m playing well and this may be my last big chance to win the US Open. So I’m going to do my best to get it ”

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Rahm He will be one of the three Spanish protagonists of the tournament. Sergio garcia comes to Torrey Pines after an irregular season in which he has missed the cut in the Augusta Masters and the PGA and the canary Rafa Cabrera Bello, absent in the two previous Grand Slam appointments.

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