Jon Rahm meets expectations within the first round of the Mexican Open; and with a birdie and pocketing an eagle putt near the end of the first round, he gets like leader, along with four other golfers, in the contest held in Vallarta Port.
The Spaniard signed a card 64 strokes, 7 under par, equal to those of Jonathan Byrd, Brendon Todd, Trey Mullinax y Bryson Nimmer, who came from the qualifying phase held on Monday.
Nimmer played his last five holes at five under par, including a trap shot for an eagle on the par-5 6th hole.
The Mexican Open is part of the PGA Tour schedule and is heir to the national tournament that dates back to 1944. Takes place in the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship which was played at the Chapultepec club in Mexico City for four years until 2020.
Rahm knew little about the Vidanta Vallarta course, but he felt comfortable from the first shot and showed it. The Spanish fall only one fairway and three greens.
“I hadn’t hit my best shots with the iron early on,” recognized Rahm. “I dug from an awkward and difficult angle. It was a bonus.”
Aaron Rai, Aaron Wise y Sahith Theegala they finished with 65. Rai and Theegala will be able to take the opportunity to finish among the top this week and increase their PGA championship points. They are looking to secure their site for three weeks from now in Southern Hills.
Next week’s event is the last event where ranking points could be added.
Rahm and local Abraham Ancer are the only players in the top 20 in the world who are in the Mexican Open.