The Spaniard pays for his problems with the putter and ends the first day with +1, seven behind the leader, Louis Oosthuizen.
- Jon Rahm and a physical defect revealed to the international press
It was not fine Jon rahm at the start of The Open Championship. Just a birdie of about two meters on the 18th hole to soften the sour first round, in which he concluded with +1, seven strokes from his matchmate Louis Oosthuizen, morning leader with six under par from the Royal St. George’s.
The return of the Spanish can be summed up in a few lines: the putter No function. The game of tee to green The US Open winner was up to the task, but only took advantage of two of the many opportunities to birdie that were presented. To all this we must add double bogey on hole 9, where Barrika’s player sinned from excess of ambition. His exit ended in one of the deepbnkers and the attempt to get the ball to the green With his second hit, he crashed into the bunker wall, further complicating the resolution of the hole.
On a prolific morning of birdies At Royal St. George’s, the Spaniard’s card over par is a considerable slowdown to his aspirations for victory. His options go through a big reaction on Friday, with a very low card, although for this, his game on the greens will have to change radically.
Sergio Garca, the best Spanish
More accurate was Sergio garca, also framed in the morning shift. The Castellón finished with two under par for the field after completing his journey with five birdies and three bogeys. A good ending with birdies on the 17th and 18th it allows him to dream of victory on Sunday. After Ballesteros’ three victories at the British Open, Sergio is the Spaniard who came closest to victory. It was in the 2007 edition, when he started the last day four strokes ahead and ended up losing in the tiebreaker against the Irish. Padraig Harrington.
Gonzalo Fernndez-Castao ended up +1 in one of the early morning matches, while Jorge Campillo He did so by handing out a card of two over the pair. Rafa Cabrera-Bello is at stake in the afternoon shift, where the wind can be one of the main protagonists.