Rahm falls short and makes history at Morikawa Open

The Spanish tried a miracle but the world number one would have to settle for a fix.

Jon Rahm on the last day.Reuters
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john rahmo i played to win Open ChampionshipHowever, during the last day he faced two enemies who proved insurmountable at the end of the day: his slow down u Colin Morikawa, the eventual winner of this 149th edition of the world’s oldest tournament.

Display of t To Green The Spanish was devastating. In 18 holes, he kicked 13 times for birdies and twice for eagles. Result: One eagle, four birdies and two bogeys. So many opportunities to pick up a claret jug left in the balance. The eagle followed a second shot to par five on hole 7, where the Spaniard was about to hit the albatross and on hole 13, completing a five-foot birdie putt. Also, after thwarting Eagle’s attempt, another birdie on 14 with two putts, a birdie of almost five meters on 15 and the last, just over a meter on 16, where he flirted with a hole in one. In fact, the Spaniard only made a putt on the 18th hole, one on the 15th hole.

However, though Rahm showed his best version on K Saag Royal St George, the goal of reaching the new champion golfer of the year seemed complicated. American Colin Morikawa He achieved his second victory in the Grand Slam tournament at the age of 23. Morikawa debuts in 2020 PGA Championship And he took his first win in a Major and on Thursday he competed in the Open Championship for the first time, crowning himself as the winner on Sunday. was the last to do so in the history of the Open Ben Curtis, In the same area in the 2003 edition. There is no reference to two winning players big companies In his first two attempts. American has achieved its second Chief In just eight disputed, figures just beginning at career height Tiger Woods or Jordan Spieth. Incidentally, the latter would finish second in the tournament, two strokes behind Morikawa.

The historic victory in authentic control of the North American from hole one was forged and the recovery at the start of the second leg was crucial. morikawa I didn’t make a single mistake in 18 holes and especially commendable was the great pair I signed from deep Rude On Hole 10. This came after a streak of three consecutive birdies on holes 7, 8 and 9, after a hesitation from the leader knowing that the tournament was already under his control. louis ostuizen, with two bogies on holes 4 and 7. Unable to get a single birdie till the 11th hole and by then it was too late.

The winner of the 2010 Open, the South African again made a major lapse. It is the eighth one that comes on a Sunday and fails to finish. Open then became a major in the middle morikawa u SpiethThe Texan was never close enough though. Morikawa’s equal 15 shots were enough to celebrate victory on his maiden trip to the islands. Jordan Spieth I was two strokes and john rahmo had to settle for a third class shared with osthuzen Four of the champions.

have mercy Finished eighth in the PGA Championship, fifth at the Masters, closed an impressive Major season by winning the US Open. In addition, this result allows him to achieve number one in the world, a position with which he will reach the Tokyo Olympic Games in two weeks, one of his main objectives for 2021 this year.