Jon Rahm entered Thursday’s opening spherical of the 151st Open Championship searching for his 2nd main identify of the season. He captured the Masters Event again in April. However issues didn’t get off to the most efficient get started, as Rahm carded a 3-over 74.
That puts him 8 photographs off the lead held by way of Tommy Fleetwood, Emiliano Grillo and 6-foot-8 newbie Christo Lamprecht.
Following his spherical, the Spaniard expressed his frustration and didn’t dangle again both.
“I’m seeking to stroll and there’s means too many of us in my means and I will be able to’t pass at my tempo as a result of they’re in my means,” Rahm stated visibly disappointed.
The enthusiasts weren’t the one ones that irked the Masters champion Thursday.
“Then I’m strolling off 18 seeking to maintain that unfortunate second… there’s any person with a increase mic on my ass maintaining with Rory’s tempo… that’s more or less the put out of your mind that I existed.”
It’s not anything new for other people to flock round McIlroy. In truth, masses swarmed him right through his follow spherical Wednesday.
However to listen to Rahm say he principally felt insignificant, as the present FedEx Cup issues chief, speaks volumes.
The unfortunate wreck Rahm is regarding on 18 used to be reasonably expensive. Following a 333-yard force into the green, the veteran golfer’s method landed in a pot bunker up in opposition to the wall. He used to be compelled to play again to the green, and used to be not able to rise up and down from there, carding a six at the hollow.
The pot bunkers have been simply the tale of the primary day of The Open. Justin Thomas posted the worst rating of his skilled profession with an 82. It in reality took him 9 strokes to seek out the ground of the cup on 18.
They have been a ways from the one ones who struggled within the sand. However Rahm anticipated higher and goes to wish an out of this world spherical Friday to have any likelihood going into the weekend.
He’ll tee Friday at 4:58am ET along McIlroy and Justin Rose.