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Jon Rahm keeps his arms up at the Spanish Open


The Basque golfer is fifth with 10 shots under par after the second day, two shots behind the leaders, after four birdies in the last seven holes

A roller coaster ride leaves Jon Rahm fifth in the Spanish Open after the second day, with 10 shots under par and two of the leaders, the Englishman Paul Waring and the Scottish Stephen Gallacher.

The Basque golfer arrived at that port after a journey with many waves, especially in the second round: he responded to the


on holes 10 and 11 with four


in the next seven and all the cards on the table towards the end week at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Rahm is the only Spaniard in the top 10, with Sebastián García, Alfredo García-Heredia and amateur Luis Masaveu at -8, and Pablo Larrazábal at -7.

The current champion, Rafa Cabrera, did not make the cut (+1).

Rahm started wide open until hole 4, a par five in which he lost the fairway to the left and spent a stroke to return it to the ring.

On the next step came the first skid, a


after missing the start again on the left side.

Barrika's missed from the


with the same robotic precision that he had displayed the day before, and also the pickle on the next par five, the 7th hole, flew off the straight line, this time to the right.

“I can't believe that ball doesn't close.

Seriously?” commented the Basque as he landed the second shot from the



From that trap he still hunted the


and added another to the pack on the 8th after finally landing in the center of the course with his first hit.

The fans swarmed around his game, and on more than one occasion the ringing of mobile phones was heard.

It happened at number 9 when Rahm was about to kick, at the exit of number 10, in the middle of the fairway of number 12... The Australian Min Woo Lee, Rahm's roundmate, couldn't believe it when a man picked up the phone and He began to speak without any qualms in the middle of the game.

Golf the Jon Rahm way 🚀#AccionaOpen

– DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) October 7, 2022

The second lap started bumpy.

Missed fairway on the 10th, off the


with the second shot, the ball sinking, a bad bounce and the





Far from the


on the 11th, the ball between the trees, a very long second impact that went over the


and another



Two slaps for Rahm when he faced the decisive stretch.

But also the opportunity to react.

"The 11th has been a point where I couldn't go any lower, I've leaned on the public's spirit, I've gone with that mentality and I've played the last seven holes wonderfully", Rahm later expressed.

There were four


in those seven holes, with very accurate shots from the tee, in the center of the fairway, and darts to the flag.

Again the best golf number six in the world came on stage.

Only a short


missed on the 18th prevented the loot from being bigger.

"Two blows to the head is nothing," said Rahm (this Saturday he will start at 12.43 with Min Woo Lee and Matthieu Pavon), fully in the fight for his third Spanish Open, the triplet with which he seeks to match Seve Ballesteros.

Inches away from a hole out eagle!

🎯#AccionaOpen |


– DP World Tour (@DPWorldTour) October 7, 2022

Classification of the Open of Spain.

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Source: elparis

All sports articles on 2022-10-07

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