Hard day at the office

Jon Rahm was not lucky with the putt and an error in the choice of club in the 9 weighed down his course. He finished +1 to 7 hits from the leader, Oosthuizen. Sergio made -2.


Louis Oosthuizen was the only player to withstand Typhoon Jon Rahm at the 2021 US Open. The South African fought tooth and nail against the Barrika Lion but could do nothing before a full finish without failures and with two historic putts thrown with poise, determination and desire to certify your first major. Rahmbo left Oosthuizen with no alternative and took the third major of 2021.

At the start of the season's Big Quarter, the tables have turned before the eyes of the 32,000 spectators who may be present at the emblematic Royal St. George's course in Sandwich, Kent (England). Oosthuizen gave a game clinic with a combinatorial display of driver, short game and a perfect use of the putter that led him to finish the initial round with 64 strokes (-6) and solo leader among the players who have already finished. No failures and with six birdies.

“It was probably the perfect round that I could have played in my mind. I made no mistakes and when I had a good birdie chance I hit the putt. It has been a very solid route and I am satisfied. I have learned over the years playing important championships that patience is the key, and even if you see ghosts ... you know that others are going to see them too ”, assured Oosthuizen from the clubhouse.

Much less successful in the final blow was Rahm, the key to finishing with 71 blows, one above the figure that equals the field. The birdie on 6 came after a bogey on 5 and on 9 an error in the choice of club to get it out of the bunker punished him with a double bogey. Everything else was even ... until the 18th where he made the second birdie of the day. The greens were elusive, but he ended up hollowing out what had resisted him throughout the day and despite being 7 strokes behind the leader, his options remain intact.

In addition to Rahm, four other Spaniards began their participation in the 149th edition of the only European major. Sergio García made 68 shots (-2) with five birdies (the last two on 17 and 18) and three bogeys, while Rafa Cabrera-Bello finished at par for the field. González Castaño finished tied with Rahm with +1 and Jorge Campillo signed one more blow, 72 (+2) and. Among the favorites, stood out Jordan Spieth with -5 and Dustin Johnson, world number one, with -2.


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