Jon Rahm (-10) was knee-deep in the fight for the win once again in The Masters Tournament. The golfer from Barrika had another stellar performance this year in the Green Jacket Major. He shot a 69, 66, 72 and 71, and finished in seventh place, for his third consecutive top ten.
It was a bittersweet sensation at the end of the week. He had another outstanding performance this year, and the results were solid, but going into the third round as tournament leader, expectations were sky-high. The last two rounds weren’t quite so good.
Jon’s best moment was between Friday and Saturday, when he played in the second round. He wasn’t able to finish on Friday, due to the delay from the fog on the first day, and on Saturday, he finished the job with a fantastic round of 66 shots, which propelled him to the top as tournament leader.
He didn’t have much luck in the third round. Two balls with mud on the 8th and 18th holes held him back a lot, and his putter went noticeably cold. He tried to make a comeback on the fourth day, but once again, many opportunities slipped away throughout the round. It was after a double bogey on the 12th when the best version of his game came back, as well as his precision, and he finished with an excellent sequence of three birdies and an eagle on the last six holes for a total of ten under par.
Since his debut in the Masters in 2017, there is no player to date who has finished with less shots than Jon Rahm at Augusta, tied with Rory McIIroy and Rickie Fowler with an accumulated partial score of -28.