David Puig starts the race for the Games on the wrong foot at the US Open | Sports

David Puig starts the race for the Games on the wrong foot at the US Open |  Sports

The Olympic career in Spanish golf began this Thursday at the US Open, the third major of the season and the last tournament before the International Federation updates the ranking and defines the representatives in Paris on Monday. With Jon Rahm’s place as eighth in the world rankings secured, despite playing in the non-scoring Saudi League tournaments, and despite being out of this major tournament due to a foot infection, the second spot on the Spanish team went to him. David Puig and Jorge Campillo play. The first is getting ready these days at the Pinehurst track, and needs to make the cut to surpass the man from Cáceres in the world rankings (right now they occupy positions 116 and 117), since Campillo is not classified for this big one. However, Puig has started off on the wrong foot after delivering a card of six strokes over par, 76, five bogeys, a birdie and a painful double bogey on the 8th hole that distances him from his options. The Catalan will have to come back this Friday if he wants to participate in his first Games. Otherwise, Campillo would once again be an Olympian after his competition at the Tokyo Games.

The face for Spanish golf was the performance of Sergio García, who had a -1 round with 17 pars and a birdie on the 25th time he has played a US Open in his career. The man from Castellón, a player in the Saudi League like Puig, was life insurance by taking the streets and avoiding risks. “The strategy was to shoot to the center of the green and be very cautious with the putts. I have never left there. And it wasn’t easy, because I played so well off the tee that I was often in a position to attack the occasional flag. However, we have always thrown five or six meters away from the hole. There is a very fine line between a good shot and one that is not bad at all, but ends very badly. I have never had so much patience or that mentality in a round while being so well positioned off the tee. I am proud,” explained García, in the noble positions of a classification led by Patrick Cantlay with -5.

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2024-06-13 22:13:22
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