Rahm loses rope on Schauffele's big day in Las Vegas

The aspiring world number one had a bad second day (+1), and is ten strokes away from the new leader of the tournament, Xander Schauffele (-14).


American golfer Xander Schauffele became the new leader of the PGA Tour CJ Cup @ Shadow Creek tournament this Friday by completing the second round with a signed card of 64 strokes (-8), the best mark in the history of the tournament, and adding 130 (-14), three ahead of the second classified.

The Englishman Tyrrell Halton, who was the leader of the first round, could not keep it although he had a good run with 68 shots (-4) that allowed him to add 133 (-11) and be the one to occupy the second place. The American Russell Hentley, who on the first day shared second place with Schauffele, dropped to third place by delivering a signed card of 68 (-4) and reaching 134 strokes (-10). While another American golfer Talor Gooch, who recovered 10 places, finished in fourth place (135, -9) at the end of the day with a record of 65 strokes (-7), the second best mark of the day.

But it would be Schauffele, 26, who became the great figure of the day by completing the course of the Shadow Creek Golf Course, in Las Vegas (Nevada), with a perfect performance of eight birdies, including six in a row that managed to starting from the thirteenth hole. The record was the best in the history of the tournament and surpassed the seven of the first day achieved by Halton, and this Friday by Gooch and the American Collin Morikawa, who shared fifth place with his compatriot Jason Kokrak, both by adding 136 (-8) .

The Spanish Jon Rahm fell to fifteenth place with the sum of 140 strokes (-4). Rahm, 25, who lost 11 places compared to the first day, delivered the signed card of 73 strokes (+1), far from the 67 (-5) of the opening round as he did not have consistency either from the tee or in the green by making an eagle (hole 4) and birdie (18) after he had committed four bogeys. The other Spaniard of the tournament, Sergio García, placed in twentieth place with 141 hits (-3) after delivering a card with 70 (-2) .

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