The storm does not stop Johnson, who caresses the throne of Rahm

The American (-22) will lead this Sunday after another great lap on a day with a storm break. Rahm (19th with -10) will lose the one if he wins and does not reach second place.


One of lime and one of sand for Jon Rahm on the third day of the Northern Trust, the first stop of the FedExCup playoffs. The Biscayan maintained this Saturday the upward trend of Friday in the TPC Boston of Massachusetts (USA). He started with an eagle and birdie in the top three and came five under par on the last leg of the course, when he made a mistake that changed his lap. His exit in 16 fell short and went to the water, while Rahmbo cursed himself. The thing ended in a double bogey. Taking advantage of the par 5 of 18 to subtract, it closed at -4 to -10 in the accumulated.

Solid round that, however, did not give him either to get to the top of the head or to safeguard the world number one. Because Dustin Johnson, who came out on top after signing a spectacular card (60 strokes) on Friday, remains intractable and will lead the final day (-7 in the day and -22 in total). A victory for the American this Sunday would give him the first place in the ranking in the event that neither Barrika's nor Justin Thomas (34th with -7) are second.

A DJ, who is already the most consistent player in the tournament and is in love with the putter, got everything just right. A storm interrupted his mid-course lap and when he returned to the course about 45 minutes later he found greens much more receptive. Although he failed on 13, to the four birdies on the first nine holes he added another two and an eagle on par 5 on 18 as the culmination.Difficult mission for Rahmbo

Despite being a day of low results (only 16 of 70 players finished above par), the gap is already five strokes with his compatriots and more immediate pursuers, Harry English and Scottie Scheffler. His homework is practically done, and only a huge performance by Rahm or a debacle of the ones he has already starred in at the decisive moments can separate him from the top of the world.

At those heights, neither Thomas nor a McIlroy who has returned somewhat lost from confinement no longer aspire to insurance (he is third to last in the pair, 22 hits from the head). One place ahead of him is Tiger Woods (two over par this Saturday and -1 in total), also far from his best version of late.

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