Sunday, November 29

Rahm, with clear leadership options in the Masters


The Basque golfer Jon Rahm.

The Basque golfer Jon Rahm.
EFE

The Biscayan golfer Jon Rahm it’s found to a blow from the leaders after suspension due to lack of light of the second round of the Masters, which is celebrated this week in November instead of in April as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s been a long day. I’ve been at home for so long looking at results. Seeing that so many people are birdies and it is possible to do little cheering. The difficult thing once you start playing is not trying to do too much in the first few holes“Jon Rahm, who scored no less than five birdies in 12 holes, told Efe.

At the time of suspension, Rahm scored a short birdie putt on the 13th hole that gives him a clear chance to start this Saturday as leader alone, ahead of the provisional co-leaders, the Australian Cameron Smith, the Americans Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, and the Mexican Abraham Ancer,

“I’ve been saying it since I started my career. Lorena Ochoa is the one who motivated me to arrive and opened my eyes to realize that we can be on the PGA Tour and reach the top positions in world golf “, added excited Ancer, number 21 in the world ranking.

All four finished with -9 at the end of a marathon day in which they had to finish the holes pending the day before due to the delay caused by the rain and play the second round of 18 holes.

“This Saturday we will go out with good greens and wanting to play well”said the number two Biscayan golfer in the world, who plans to finish the second round with the same “patience” and step by step. Tomorrow’s start is “just a birdie putt,” he added.

The third day of this unusual Masters without spectators and delayed by rain will start with another starting honk for the slightly over forty players that they could not finish due to lack of light the second day, in which the best 50 will be determined and tied that will go out to the field again this Saturday and this Sunday.

With nine holes to go, the Gran Canaria Rafa Cabrera Bello maintains the possibilities of playing his fourth weekend of a Masters with a provisional result of par, right on the line of the cut.

For its part, José María Olazábal, the third Spaniard in Augusta, after the dismissal of the Castellón Sergio García, for testing positive for coronavirus, he scored a second round of 8 over par and finished with +14, a long way off the cut.

“It is true that it is 30 years and it is many years. The special thing about it is that I am here because I have won it twice. Being here is a privilege. The site is unique and I have great memories, although lately all I do is take hits from the field because of me, “the winner of the green jacket in 1994 and 1999 told Efe.

After three decades and two victories, Olázabal have become a benchmark for veterans and debutants at the Masters. “In a way, the experience here is a degree and to a certain extent it fills you with satisfaction that there are young people like Jon and others who ask you for advice and try to transmit the knowledge you have acquired over the years,” said the Gipuzkoan .

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