Jon Rahm returns in a big way after his absence from the Games

The Basque golfer shares the lead with Justin Thomas after the first day of the Northern Trust after finishing with 63 strokes. It is his first tournament after staying out of the Games.


The Spanish Jon Rahm and the American Justin Thomas delivered a signed 63-stroke scorecard (-8) upon completing the first round of the Northern Trust tournament, PGA Tour, which allowed them to share the lead with three shots ahead.

Rahm, who returned to the competition after having overcome his second positive for covid-19, the last one that cost him to miss the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with the Spanish team, showed his best level of play by being perfect with eight birdies that he distributed on both halves of the course.

Thomas made nine birdies, but made a bogey, on par 4 of the 15th hole, which prevented him from also having a perfect round at the Liberty National Golf Club, in Jersey City (New Jersey), where the tournament is played.

American Harold Varner III ranked third with a record of 66 strokes (-5), while six other players, led by compatriot Robert Streb, shared fourth place.

Colombian Sebastián Muñoz, who had a record of 68 strokes (-3), topped the list of four players who finished in 10th place.

Muñoz got four birdies, including three in the second half of the round after the first one finished with a birdie and bogey deal, which he made on par 4 of the ninth.

The Mexican Carlos Ortiz finished fifteenth with a record of 69 strokes (-2), while the Argentine Emiliano Grillo and the Venezuelan Jhonattan Vegas had a record of 70 (-1) that placed them in thirty-fourth place with options to surpass the cut tomorrow, Friday, and be able to be in the competition of the weekend.

To which the Chilean Joaquín Niemann also aspires, who presented a signed card of 71 strokes (pair) that allowed him to place in position 52.

It will be more complicated for the Mexican Abraham Ancer, who dropped to 72nd place after he had a record of 72 (+1), and the Spanish Sergio García, who gave a signed card of 75 (+4) .

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