Rahm reluctantly yields number one to Dustin Johnson

Triplet of the American in a colossal week (-30) in the Northern Trust: he took the triumph and the leadership of the ranking and of the FedExCup. Rahm, sixth with -16.


On the Ferris wheel that is currently the top of the world golf rankings, Jon Rahm had to go down again. The Biscayan gave this Sunday the number one in the world to a colossal Dustin Johnson at The Northern Trust. Leaving the leader with five strokes of advantage over his pursuers, Scottie Scheffler and Harris English, DJ gave another clinic and clinched the victory with -30.

The South Carolina finished with a cumulative -26 in the last three rounds, including a 60-shot on Friday, and although the storm again interrupted his return at the height of the 16 he took a triple prize from TPC Boston of Massachusetts ( USA): victory and leadership in both the FedExCup ranking and classification, the latter taken from a missing Justin Thomas (49th).

At times he even flirted with the record for the lowest result in a tournament, the -31 with which Ernie Els won the Mercedes Championships in Kapalua in 2003. The one he did beat was the biggest difference from the second, 11 strokes over Harris English. His percentage of fairways (85.7%) and greens (100%) caught was simply overwhelming, a demonstration of power and precision. Eighteen perfect holes that were concluded between worried glances at the sky over the proximity of the electrical appliance.Rahm

Rahm's sterile attempt, meanwhile, clung to the one tooth and nail. It was flawless in all respects. He took fairways and greens and took advantage of his opportunities, scoring five birdies and an eagle with a single failure, the bogey at 12. He finished with distaste for the putt to subtract wrong in 18, but also sixth and with his sixth top-10 of the season in the bag.

Next week Barrika's will be in the second stop of these FedExCup playoffs, the BMW Championship in Olympia Fields (Illinois), with his place in the Atlanta final assured (he is ninth in the standings) and again opting for everything. Out of the 70 winners who will play the penultimate tournament of the circuit, illustrious people such as Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka or Jordan Spieth remain.

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