Rahm makes us stay up late

The Basque added his fifth triumph in the PGA, second in this 2020 gelding, with a masterful putt of 20 meters. Its magic continues in the early Spanish morning.

The clock showed 1:05 am on Spanish Monday, Sunday still at Olympia Fields in Illinois, where the BMW Championship, the penultimate round of the PGA Tour, the most prestigious golf circuit, was held. Jon Rahm, the leader, awaited the outcome on the warm-up field. Dustin Johnson, the world number one, had a complex 13-meter putt with a 3% hit ratio. If he managed to hole it up, he would force the playoff tiebreaker with the Spanish. If he failed, the victory was for the Biscayan. DJ kicked an impossible ball, with two changes of direction, and achieved the goal. It was a masterful blow, only within the reach of a genius. Twenty minutes later, Rahm faced an even further putt, at 20 meters, and with an incredible parable finished the hole victorious. Boom. Another master stroke. The tournament was his. A great level of play in hand-to-hand between the two best players in the world rankings. It was a fantastic moment, a sport of many carats. Rahmbo has long forced us to stay up late to follow his magic.

Rahm thus added his fifth triumph in the American PGA, second in this 2020 gelding, and his 12th title in total. At 25, his growing record only yearns for a major, but if he continues in this line, he will not be long in coming. Meanwhile, Barrika's will stand with this winning inertia against the most difficult yet, The Tour Championship, the final of the circuit, the FedExCup, which will be played from Friday to Monday in Atlanta. The Basque will start two strokes from Dustin Johnson, his old acquaintance, and one ahead of Justin Thomas. He has a unique opportunity to be crowned for the first time on the US circuit, just as he did last year on the European circuit. Jon Rahm moves at that level, although the darkness of the night prevents him from reaching the heart of the Spanish public with more force.

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