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Jon Rahm clings to the top at the Mexico Open

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With a cumulative 15 shots under par, the Spanish Jon Rahm remains number one alone in the table of the Mexico Openofficial date of the PGA Tour calendar in Mexico.

Rahm signed a card of the day of three shots under par, which was enough to leave his closest rivals, the Americans Kurt Kitayama and Cameron Champ, two strokes away.

I have played very well from tee to green all week and that makes me very happy. I gave myself many opportunities throughout the day but I highlight the 8 putt. I have felt very comfortable all week and I hope that tomorrow I can finish the job, ”said Rahm, who leads a TOUR event for the seventh time in the career. of the.

I feel like one of the locals here in Mexico. The fans have been amazing to me this week and I am so honored. Vidanta has put on an impressive tournament despite it being his first time on TOUR. I am second that it will be consolidated over time and we will see here the best in the world year after year”, he added.

The European had a conservative round in which he pocketed birdies at flags 6,7, 14 and 18; while he only bogeyed in 10.

Rahm will then head out tomorrow for his seventh PGA TOUR win. ANDso far this season he has achieved four top-10s and this is his first performance after finishing tied for 27th in the Masters Tournament.

A round of 64 strokes (he did the best of the day with the German Stephan Jaeger) allowed Nate Lashley to climb to fourth place overall. The 2016 PGA TOUR Latinoamérica Player of the Year is now three strokes behind Rahm and tied for him with Patrick Rodgers and Davis Riley.

The best Latin American is still the Colombian Juan Sebastián Muñoz thanks to a Saturday round of 71 strokes. The coffee grower struggled all day and although in the first leg he made 1-over par after three bogeys and two birdies, in the second leg he recovered with an eagle on the par-5 of the 14th. As of Sunday, the 29-year-old player arrives in a draw for 24th place thanks to a total score of 7-under 206.

“It was a very fought day. I struggled all day with the putt but I really think I did well. The court has been getting a little hard as the days have passed and the wind has also been an element to take into account. Tomorrow we will have to attack if I want to improve on the standings,” said Muñoz, current No. 48 in the FedExCup.

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