Jon Rahm sends a message for the British Open

The Biscayan finished seventh with -16 in Scotland and, although he lost number one, he will reach the last major of the fine season. Australian Lee won in a three-cushion playoff.


Everything cannot be. Jon Rahm stayed this Sunday on the verge of getting his first triumph at the Scottish Open. The Biscayan, who in his previous outing conquered the US Open and aspired to match what Dustin Johnson did in 2016, when he also won in the appearance immediately after his victory at Oakmont, signed another great lap but it was insufficient to unseat Australian Min Woo Lee, who lifted the trophy at The Renaissance.

Despite not confirming the champion smell that he gave off at many times during the last four days, with his -16 for seventh place Rahmbo signed a new top-10 in his first visit to Europe since the 2019 Spanish Open. instead retain number one (he needed to finish sixth or better), which will return to Dustin Johnsn but will still arrive riding on the crest of the wave at the British Open, which starts on Thursday at Royal St. George's.

The putting has been Rahm's only headache in a week in which he has once again taught punching, approach, and the ability to get rabbits out of the hat when things get tricky off the tee or around the green. The first two days the birdies fell from his hands and during the weekend it was more difficult for him to give himself opportunities but even so he was always in contention.

On the last day he started with a bogey and did not fail on the next 17 holes. He remained three times to close the 72 holes of the event with 23 birdies for eight bogeys. As said: only putting errors, some especially damaging like those he made in two of the par 5s on Saturday, kept him from greater glories.

Those were reserved for Lee, a new gem of Australian golf who emerged triumphant from a thrilling three-cushion playoff with Belgium's Detry and England's Fitzpatrick. For the Aussie, author of an impressive sequence of six birdies between the third and eighth holes (he closed Sunday without bogeys), it is the second wound on the European Tour after the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open. As for the rest of the Spanish, Quirós finished 18th with -2 to -11 and Otaegui, even in the round, 26th with -10.

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