Although he hit 10 fairways in Thursday’s opening round, he has hit a combined 11 since (21/42 Total) which is not like JR. Keep in mind that hitting a bunch of fairways at Torrey is a tall task but if Rahm hits even four more on Sunday, he will be dangerous. Kind of an obvious take but has to be said.
The other stat that is more or less middle of the pack is putting. RD 3 was a round where the putter didn’t serve Rahm all that well (33 Total, 1.83 per GIR). To be fair JR has actually putted the ball reasonably well. The stats are a bit skewed due to a mishap on #14 today and the fact that he hasn’t really made any putts north of fifteen feet all week. Nonetheless, this is the other club that if he can get some momentum with, he will be there at the end.
The point of the story is this. Jon Rahm has fought his tail off and sits just 3 off of the leaders with his B- game at best. Let’s face it the guy has more raw talent than anyone we have seen in a long time. He’s doing this at the end of a ten-day lockdown and very little prep. It’s quite insane if you think about it.
If just one of these clubs turns around tomorrow, I BELIEVE he will win the U.S Open. Pay attention during the front nine tomorrow as to how these clubs are performing. If you start to see him hit the first few fairways and making a ten-footer or two, look the F out. Irons, wedges he’s hitting more than well enough to win.
If he gets to -4 heading into the back 9, there is going to be a Rahmbo celebration at HQ come Monday. Just my 2 cents.
VIVA LA RAHMBO!!!!!
I love this guy.
June 21, 2021 at 12:26 am
Spot on assessment. What a clutch closure. No better closing of a US Open.
June 21, 2021 at 3:26 pm
This aged quite well. Nice call.